Bodycam footage shows K-State football player tracking down perp
Earlier this week, Carrollton police officer Kip Daily, a former KSU defensive back, ran down and arrested a purse thief on his very first day on the job.
According to a Carrollton Police spokesperson, the victim, a young Farmers Branch mother of two, had pulled into a grocery store just before 2 p.m. on Thursday with her two daughters. The suspect, identified as Dwight Homer of Fort Worth, pulled up next to her and told her he had a gun, demanded her purse, then fled in a white Ford Mustang.
"Officer Daily and his Training Officer were the first to spot him," the spokesperson said. "Daily was driving and it was his FIRST day in field training, having recently graduated from the police academy. They pursued, and Daily did an admirable job behind the wheel for his first day. The suspect eventually crashed into a utility pole outside the Rosemeade Rec. Center, jumped out and ran into a grassy area toward a creek. Daily then jumped out and really didn’t have too much trouble catching him. Chased him about 100 yards, …. Ironically, the length of a football field!"
The first video provided by the Carrollton Police department is the view from Officer Daily and his Training Officer’s Dash, then Training Officer’s Body Camera:
The second video is the view from another responding officer. The suspect crashes on left side of screen, and eventually, Daily hops the fence in pursuit.
“It was a team effort, and I want to remain focused on my training, Daily said through the spokesperson, saying while he was grateful he had declined all request for interview.”
The suspect was transferred to Dallas County.
During his time in Manhattan, Daily recorded 49 tackles and two interceptions. Before transferring to Kansas State, Daily played for 2009 junior college national champion Blinn College, where he was a teammates with former Auburn and current Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
As a senior A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Daily was a first-team all-district selection and an honorable mention all-state selection.