A Shooting at Dave & Buster's and Stripper Tip-Stealing: The Weekend in Dallas Crime

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From time to time, when police have a particularly busy weekend, we like to compile some of the more interesting happenings into a quick crime digest. We think of it as a public service.

How else would readers know not to visit the Stults Elementary playground at 1 a.m., or that those DVDs peddled by the mobile ice cream vendor are bootlegs, or that going to Dave & Busters is just a generally bad idea?

Off we go:

8:50 p.m., Saturday: A 19-year-old Garland man and a friend were leaving Dave & Busters when a gold Toyota Corolla passed by in the parking lot. As the car turned onto the Central Expressway service road, a man in the front passenger seat pulled out a handgun and fired three times, striking the Garland teenager once in the leg.

He didn't seem terribly concerned. He declined to be taken to the hospital and told police he did not have a phone number and did not want to press charges.

1 a.m., Sunday: It was his second time the 38-year-old Dallas man had arranged to meet the person after midnight at the playground of Stults Elementary in Northeast Dallas. The first time apparently went well. The second time, not so much.

As he and the other person (the police report doesn't list his/her sex) talked, a woman tapped him on the shoulder. When he turned, the person he'd been talking with punched and kicked him multiple times in the left eye and mouth. When the beatdown stopped, our victim had a black eye and was missing a Coach wallet, $80 cash and five teeth.

3 a.m., Sunday: A 21-year-old gentleman was walking to his car after a long night at the Dallas Live Club, just off Stemmons Freeway and Commonwealth, when he felt a pistol on the back of his head. Behind him was a man dressed in a security uniform who made him lay on the ground and pull his shirt over his head so he couldn't see. The robber than handcuffed him and stole his phone, watch, and the $100 that was in his wallet.

The 21-year-old quickly determined the cuffs weren't real, and that the robber probably wasn't a real security guard, when he was able to break them apart. But by then it was too late. By the time he got his hands free and could pull his shirt down, the robber was gone.

3:40 a.m., Sunday: Joshua Caleb Sutherland wasn't technically supposed to be drinking during his visit to Dallas Cabaret. He's 19 but, according to police, had a fake ID and had clearly had plenty by the time two Dallas police officers showed up.

The cops had been driving past when they were flagged down by a strip club employee who was making sure Sutherland didn't leave the parking lot. He'd just been caught sneaking out of the club with a clear plastic tip jar containing $250 that he'd snatched from behind the bar, police say. The whole thing was caught on video.

Sutherland was arrested for theft and possession of a fake ID.

7:30 a.m. Sunday: Two women went to check on an acquaintance in southern Dallas only to find that her eight children, ages 3-12, were at home alone. They took the kids to Dallas Fire Station 33 in Oak Cliff, where firefighters waited with them until police arrived and took the kids off in three squad cars.

"While we can only hope the circumstances that caused the children to be left alone are soon addressed, we are thankful that there were good Samaritans willing to do what they felt was in the best interest of the children," Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said in a statement.

The children are in the custody of Texas Family & Protective Services while authorities investigate.

5:30 p.m. Sunday: Police first stopped the man because he was selling ice cream from his bike-mounted ice cream cart and wasn't wearing a helmet. But as they were writing him a ticket, they noticed that he also had a large quantity of counterfeit DVDs. Since they hadn't actually seen the man selling the DVDs, they simply seized them and called the Motion Picture Association of America, which promised to investigate.


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28 comments
kris
kris

What?? they took the kids to the fire station and called the police because a TWELVE year old was home alone with the youngsters?? Are you F-ing serious?? I was BABY-sitting at 11 years old for total strangers! A mother can't leave her own friggin kids in charge of the 12 year old?? SOME FRIEND! tattling on the mother for that. now her life is probably ruined by some trouble-making ass hole.

Sia1
Sia1

Wow, everybody has more exciting weekends than I do. Not that I'm complaining.  And I don't know about y'all, but I'm scared of the MPAA.

mcdallas
mcdallas

Am I the only one here who was left at home with my siblings at age 12 (and younger)?  I guess I need to ask what is now the legal age for a sibling to babysit other siblings???  


garlandsucks
garlandsucks

I love dave n busters its so cool and fun and great watching 35 or so 17-22 year old black guys/boys/men hit on 13-15 year old white girls.  I love america

douchestroyer
douchestroyer

Dave & Busters + gold Corolla + drive-by shooting = "youths".

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Did the cops have car seats for those 8 chirrens?

logic4dallas
logic4dallas

They are the "injured party" in such an offense, so yes they would contact them.

logic4dallas
logic4dallas

Yes, because it is a violation of the law and a good reason for contact as many such vendors are selling more than ice cream...as this one was.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

PUSSYS.... all you had to do was to "began kicking the suspect repeatedly in the face and stomach" after slamming them with a door and then driving home like Melissa Kingston.

Anna_Merlan
Anna_Merlan

Dave & Buster's is AMAZING, Eric. For shame. I only need like 3,000 more tickets before I can get a goddamn coffee mug.  

Thomas Ray
Thomas Ray

hard to believe something like this happening at a classy establishment like D&B.

Cory Kent
Cory Kent

The teenager didn't want to be taken to the hospital, nor press charges? Seems like he wasn't an innocent bystander...

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

guess i'll have to go back to using Redbox.

wilson.ethan
wilson.ethan

All great police work...except that last one...really? They called the MPAA?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@mcdallas good point, and Im sure Im not the only one whose parents let us drink underage at home with a couple of friends.  But this isn't the good old days, and you just cant do that kind of stuff anymore I guess.  Hell I remember being a latch key kid at 10, and then taking care of my younger brother after school and during the summer.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@Anna_Merlan If you are looking for a better steak in an arcade setting, you are shit out of luck.

WylieH
WylieH

They stopped him for not wearing a helmet on his barely moving ice cream bicycle cart?

kris
kris

@ScottsMerkin @mcdallas who SAYS you can't? This is bull. It has nothing to do with "the good old days" this has to do with CPS butting in to everyone's business and a marxist/fascist system.

douchestroyer
douchestroyer

Considering the extreme amounts of violent crimes they commit, that's not such a bad idea.

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