"A former Crip gang leader is being heralded as a hero after body-slamming a man allegedly high on PCP who was set to attack a Dallas police officer. "I think he's a hero," bystander Wendy Poole, who claims she was also attacked during the debacle, told CBS 11 News in Dallas. The moment was caught on video obtained exclusively by CBS 11 News and shows Officer Billy Taylor backing up in the middle of the street as the suspect threateningly walks toward him. That's when Charles "Chucky" Alexander, 45, who was watching from outside of a nearby homeless shelter, decided to take action. "I knew there was something I had to do," Alexander told the news outlet. "The officer had his baton out but it wasn't doing any good. I mean, this guy was really PC'd out." "He really went ballistic; he was going after anyone who went in front of him," Alexander added. Footage shows Alexander run up, pull the suspect off Taylor and then use the force of his body to send the attacker reeling to the ground, just as two squad cars pull up."
In: Regional News
Tags: homeless, gang, leader, saves, dallas, police, officer, pcp,
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States (load item map)
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