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Dallas robbery suspect captured by people in vehicle he hit

Police arrested a robbery suspect Wednesday after a chase ended in a multivehicle collision and the suspect was wrestled to the ground by two people he plowed into, WFAA reported.

Police said two people were transported to hospitals in unknown condition.

The chase began at Haskell and East R.L. Thornton Freeway. The driver — later identified by police as Artari Alexander — led police through northeast Dallas for about 20 minutes before his Dodge Challenger crashed into a minivan, which was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Abrams Road and Walnut Hill Lane.

Charles Cook, his girlfriend Jessica Leisman, and her son were in the minivan. Cook and Leisman got out to confront the driver of the Challenger, who can be seen trying to run away in the video recorded by HD Chopper 8.

“I heard screaming and then I heard the crash,” Cook said. “By the time I turned back around, my girlfriend was already trying to get out of the car.

“She was yelling at the dude, ‘Look what you did to my car! Look what you did to my car!’ And I could hear him saying, ‘Just let me go, let me go!’ And she was like, ‘No, you’re not going nowhere! Look what you just did to my car!’”

Cook and Leisman grabbed Alexander and threw him to the ground, just as police arrived.

Alexander faces charges of aggravated robbery and hit-and-run, a Dallas police spokesman said.

         
         
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