Police Arrest Suspected Attacker Caught On Security Video

herrera Police Arrest Suspected Attacker Caught On Security Video

David Herrera (credit: Haltom City Police Department)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Haltom City police have arrested the person who they believe was captured on surveillance video attacking a homeowner attempting to stop him from burglarizing cars in a residential neighborhood.

Police said the tips they received, after the news story aired, led them to Fort Worth resident David Herrera. Members of Fort Worth SWAT arrested the 37-year-old on January 12.

Two days before the arrest, homeowner Robert Richter noticed suspicious activity on his security camera. He said he saw at least two people, with flashlights, trying to open the doors of vehicles parked on the street in the 4700 block of Woodhaven Lane.

When Richter went outside and yelled at the suspects one of the men attacked him. “I heard somebody coming up behind me, turned around, and he was coming after me. We took a couple swings at each other and he backed off, [then] started in with the gun and knife,” he recalled.

The suspect, believed to be Herrera, ran after Richter, yelled at him and cut his arm with an unknown object.

Richter was able to retreat back inside the house but suffered minor injuries.

Herrera is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and is in the North Richland Hills Jail. His bond has been set at $50,000.


One Comment

  1. Bill Haley says:

    I say send him to Mexico and make him the police chief of a small town in the middle of cartel country. Then leak information that he is anti-drugs!

    1. Vato Loco says:

      Yep. Chainsaw vs. head in a 2 second battle to the death!

  2. Bryanj says:

    Human gone bad.

  3. FedUpTxn says:

    Take a good hard look at crime statistics around the country to see the high cost of allowing this free flow of immigrants from the south. Look at Garland Open Warrants online and see the percentage of names from south of the border. Why are there so many “Juan Martinez”? Because it makes it easy to hide from your crimes! It is way past time for mass deportations and a crack down on this horrific, expensive crime wave!

  4. Proud Mexican says:

    I hope all of you racist idiots go to hell! Just because the person is Mexican, how can you tell that they are an illegal immigrant? What about all of the white drug dealers, addicts, burglars, sex offenders and MURDERS that are out there? Even the white people that are killing their own children!!!!! Committing a crime is wrong but if you start talking about their race that’s a different story. If the person is white, black or mexican it doesn’t have anything to do with them commit more crimes than the others.

    1. cbinflux says:

      Proud Mexican-American..?

  5. Lazlo says:

    Then it won’t hurt you to look at the Garland Open Warrants online and have something more to be proud of.

    There’s an abnormal amount of hispanics, wouldn’t you agree?

  6. Jeremy C. Sharp says:

    You can tell that Herrera had every intention of stabbing Richter in the back as he came running up behind him in the video. Luckily Richter heard him coming and turned to defend himself.

  7. cbinflux says:

    Where’s his rap sheet??

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