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Man Behind Bars After Assist From Citizen

The Amarillo Police Department, with an assist from a citizen, has arrested a man for vandalism.

Police were called to a disturbance in the Walmart parking lot at 3700 East I-40 at 8:00 p.m. 

Guillermo Torres approached a person in a car and demanded money, after being refused Torres punched out a window of the car.

The victim then chased the suspect through the parking lot and when the first officer arrived they attempted to arrest Torres who refused and jumped into the bed of a moving pick up, then onto the roof of the pick-up and he took off running again.

A bystander then tackled the suspect as other officers arrived to assist.

Refusing arrest, Torres was struck multiple times in order to be handcuffed and was treated for minor injuries at a hospital.

He was booked into the Potter County Detention Center on three charges: Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest, and Evading Arrest with Previous Conviction.

APD says body camera footage and public video submitted will be reviewed in this and in all use of force incidents and they never recommend putting yourself in danger,  but they would like to thank the bystander who helped subdue this dangerous individual.

 


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