Stolen Truck Causes Chaos In Downtown Dallas

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A man stole a box truck along Main Street in downtown Dallas early Monday morning, while the driver was loading the vehicle with band equipment. Then, that truck barreled down the road, bouncing off curbs and striking four vehicles while trying to escape from the scene.

According to police, the man was wielding a homemade knife when he took the truck.

The vehicle was found a short time later near the SMU campus, but the search for a suspect continues.

The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. while many people were leaving downtown area nightclubs like Plush. Several innocent bystanders were caught in the chaos and confusion, watching the truck careen down the street at a high rate of speed. Some witnesses said that they could not believe their eyes as the stolen vehicle swerved out of control.

Four vehicles were hit by the truck. Some of the victims were inside of their cars at the time of impact, and said that they could see the stolen vehicle coming toward them fast. One woman’s car was pushed down the street. “He come driving down Main Street, plowing into a bunch of cars, hitting motorcycles and all that,” said witness Robert Miller. “He took off down the street. We chased him on foot, and he was in an Enterprise truck, and went down Main Street headed east.”

None of the victims were transported to the hospital by ambulance. Only minor injuries have been reported.

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