New York City tourists nab career criminal
Not your average tourist trap
- Duration 4:32
- Date Aug 1, 2012
Not your average tourist trap
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Fight it wasn't your average tour stop in New York City a father and son -- that kind of a team from Florida they got to watch a police the police take career criminals.
Away in handcuffs the twist though Steve is said.
They were the ones who helped -- that.
The guy that's right -- right now from Tampa is that dynamic crime fighting duo father and son Dave Dixon and his son Sam good morning about the area.
Good morning here and -- Dave tell you what happened when did you -- when did you realize this wouldn't be in a normal tourist stop.
Well we are going to see the Empire State Building.
And that we've taken the subway down to a 33 street and we were walking a couple of three blocks to them.
They have -- state building where about a block away and directly across the street from a 7-Eleven store.
And we're actually taken up can take a picture of -- Empire State Building them.
And then we heard a commotion in the people yelling stop thief something to that effect.
And I actually heard -- initially.
His basketball shoes it's squeaking on the pavement as he was blocking that the guy who was running out in.
With what appeared to be a -- a purse something like that and with two.
Men in Red Shirts there's a 7-Eleven manager and -- and clerk as well as a woman.
Chase and after initially blocked him in the guy turned and ran I I think the direction is north on 33 street and the clerk was -- -- after.
-- -- -- -- and then examined the sample what ever would possess you as a young man on vacation.
Hey there's somebody running with what looks like a lady's purse or something I'm gonna just cut him off -- the past how.
How many movies have you watched anyway.
I -- up -- I don't know I just.
I just reacted I suppose then he was running at us the three of us and I counted.
Didn't want him -- -- -- my feeling blocked is the sidewalks -- real big in New York -- kind of you know I've blocked the four.
Or six -- happen -- took off if you release -- tried to stop -- and then it slowed down a speed but Bennett took off from the cashier got a -- of them.
Yeah but you did you decide to run after about a 150 yards and there you are in the shot.
Hope and help him daddy also trying to keep one of the admissions correct.
You know the man mr.
-- to dean.
The clerk was -- -- chased him down you know ran probably 15080 yards and caught in and then I got there and and and helped us subdue him.
And and we were walking in back to.
The 7-Eleven and on the way the the of the criminal -- said.
Man why you gotta chase me down like that and mr.
-- -- dean said.
Man in my country we run for miles you'll never get away from me.
And apparently crane -- -- this particular guy who -- stop.
Had robbed -- that particular 7-Eleven or 7-Eleven three times in the last short period of time Sam.
And you know.
Sometimes these guys have gone it's.
Would you do it again given the fact that it could have been more dangerous than it was.
Yeah I think I would but I didn't really have time to think about any of that really but the the cashier really.
Did the work I just kind of stopped him from running -- us and and he.
Did the real workers -- taken down sure did they give you a reward when you return to the 7-Eleven.
The two free water bottles liters of water so that.
And we generally good.
I hope you will come back to New York David -- it's -- really a safe place.
Well thank you and I I hope they recognize.
7-Eleven corporation recognizes that.
Mister like -- being.
-- -- He did the right thing -- -- here.
If he did do it right that he had the courage and the character.
And he took -- -- his life with your hell yes.
Yeah he's he's -- her.
Well -- -- all heroes Davidson -- join us today from camp but thank you very much we know it just happened a couple of days ago it's still very raw and thank you very much.
Thank you thank thank you.