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May 31, 2007

Off-duty Dallas officer fires at car thief from bedroom balcony

The Dallas Morning News
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DALLAS, Tex. — A Dallas police sergeant fired a shot early Wednesday that hit an escaping thief’s vehicle after the thief apparently tried to steal the officer’s personal car.

Sgt. Juan Salas was asleep at his Old East Dallas home in the 5400 block of Bonita Avenue when he heard his dog barking about 4:20 a.m. Wednesday. According to a police report, Sgt. Salas told officers that stepped out onto his bedroom balcony and saw a vehicle parked in front of his house with the engine running.

The police sergeant then retrieved his service weapon and walked outside, startling the man. He told the thief to “get on the ground” but did not identify himself as a Dallas police officer, a police report said.

Full story: Off-duty Dallas officer fires at car thief from bedroom balcony

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