Bad Morning For Texas Trooper
August 16, 2009
CONROE- An off-duty sergeant with the Texas Department of Public Safety was carjacked at gunpoint around 5 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of FM 830 and Interstate 45 N.
DPS officials said the sergeant's green 4-door 2000 BMW, Texas license plate 525 XDD was taken, along with his satellite radio and a personal handgun which was in the car's trunk.
DPS Lt. Truett said the assailants bumped the rear of the BMW, prompting the sergeant to get out, at which time a male (possibly Hispanic) armed with a silver handgun demanded his wallet.
Fearing he would be in more danger if the bandit opened his wallet and discovered his DPS badge and ID, the sergeant ran into the woods where he called for help as the men took his car. He did not see their direction of travel.
It was thought to be southbound at one point early Sunday morning because of a possible sighting, but that was never confirmed, Truett said, so it could have been any direction.
The carjackers were driving a ligh t colored car believed to be an older model Chevy Impala. Because the headlights of the other vehicle were shining in his eyes, the sergeant could not get a good look at the gunman.
An attempt to locate both vehicles was broadcast to area law enforcement, but neither car was spotted by law enforcement as the carjackers fled. On Sunday afternoon, Truett said the vehicles' whereabouts remained unknown.
Anyone with information regarding this crime should contact the Texas Department of Public Safety at (936) 442-2831.
This sort of thing irritates me to no end. This one of those time where I think the officer should have been allowed to just shoot that scum dead without any trial or cost to the tax payers. Its too bad his gun was in the trunk.
That could have been one of my kids that was hijacked and probably worst.
Yep, bad news. But, him being DPS, he really should have known the old saying. "It's better to have a gun and not need it, than to need a gun and not have it."
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
hells bells, a passerby had to call in the governors mansion arson, the d.p.s. on duty hadn't noticed it yet. they are good for revenue raising though. fastest ticket books in the west!
Originally Posted by Dowadudda
"When the people find they can vote themselves money,that will herald the end of the republic" - Benjamin Franklin
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force;like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action"- George Washington
Runs off into the woods? Couldn't even give a description of the gunman? 5 am?
Sounds a little fishy to me.