Charles Alexander, Homeless Man and Former Crip, Saves Officer By Body-Slamming PCP-Addled Attacker

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Homeless people often get a bad rap, but when you're about to get your ass kicked by a PCP-crazed attacker, an unemployed former Crip living on the street can be handy to have around.

Dallas police officer Billy Taylor learned that first-hand last Tuesday in front of The Bridge homeless shelter. He was in full retreat from Samuel Dewey Jackson, the allegedly PCP-addled man who was attacking him.

"He went straight for the officer, and the officer had his baton out," Charles Alexander, a homeless bystander, told CBS 11. "But it wasn't doing any good because he was really pc'd out."

That's when Alexander intervened. The 45-year-old former Crip stepped into the street, pulled Jackson off the officer, and body-slammed him to the pavement WWE-style. Jackson was arrested. Alexander was congratulated, as well he should be.

Councilman Dwaine Caraway praised him in an interview with the Huffington Post.

"What could come out of this, [what] could signal messages to Crips and gang leaders, is that doing good things are better than doing bad things," he said. "If we had more folks like [Alexander], who had that change of heart, how much better would our country would be?"

Update on October 25: DPD says they are so appreciative of Alexander's help that Chief David Brown will give him a Citizens Certificate of Merit. They'll present the award this afternoon at headquarters.


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21 comments
msforrester
msforrester

Oh Yes, Yes, by all means, give the man a couple of pieces of paper...something he can really use with cooler weather coming. He saved a Police Office from serious harm so let's all say Hip, Hip, Hurrah and send him on his way.  Cash, blankets, a place??? No;  a couple of pieces of paper.

Sean Lemson
Sean Lemson

Oh the city council is going to give him a letter of commendation? Great! They can send it to his house... oh wait.

James Odom
James Odom

PCP-addled? Is that the right term?

stealth
stealth

Ch 11 news thank you for this story. Thank goodness Charles Alexander stepped in to help this officer. He is a hero!  The area around The Bridge continues to be a volatile situation with fights, drugs, scams, loitering, etc.  The Bridge poor polices and poor management is toxic and corrupt. As neighbors, we have a first hand view of who The Bridge helps - and it is not how it was intended. The Police are afraid to get involved, with political repercussions. Please speak up and ask for accountability from our city leaders.

Dale Anderson
Dale Anderson

He was PCP ed out. If it was on bath salts he would have been trying to eat people. Man knows his drugs

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

Celebrate Diversity!! You are the man, Charles Alexander!

Keith Bryant
Keith Bryant

Mr. Jackson, the 1970s called and wants its PCP back.

hervoice
hervoice

A letter of merit? I think Dallas police can do more for this homeless man. What a blessing for this police officer to have his help.

Sam Smith
Sam Smith

Where do you get pcp? Never even seen it.

Justin 'Dub' Cook
Justin 'Dub' Cook

Why does everything have to devolve into a stupid political discussion? Put down the political crackpipe for five minutes...

Aaron Dietrich
Aaron Dietrich

Could this guy bodyslam Obama while he's in the job of bodyslamming.....

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

'doing good things are better than doing bad things'

Jesus or Ghandi could not have said it better. oh and thank you Mr. Alexander

 

chasd00
chasd00

on a tangent, those pink boobs are the best part of unfair park now

engmofo
engmofo

Celebrate diversh……Oh wait…

Fb2012
Fb2012

Good job Mr. Alexander. PCP man is lucky the officer didn't shoot him. Good job DPD.

Councilman Caraway - let's talk less and see if there is a way to do something to help

Mr. Alexander get his life back together. Good job J.D. Miles for covering the story.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

 @chasd00 they havent gone away since the day the story posted here.  

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