Alex Walden and her boyfriend, Ryan Tippetts had quite the experience when her car was stolen and the thief decided to stop at a crosswalk to let them cross the street.
According to ABC News, Walden called the police to report her black Jetta stolen from the University Hill neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado, after Walden found her cell phone playing Pandora music while lying on the ground, apparently chucked from the missing car.
The report continued on to say that it only took 15 minutes for the car to reappear Saturday morning.
Now here is the kick, the alleged thief was still in the driver’s seat.
As the couple crossed an intersection, Walden took a closer look at the car – same color, same license plate and same soccer ball lying in the back.
“I asked him what he was doing and he said, ‘I’m trying to let ya’ll cross the street,'” Walden told ABCNews.com. “He didn’t realize who we were and I told him to get out of my car.”
The suspect, former University of Colorado running back Davien Payne, 20, refused to leave the car according to police.
According to a police report, Tippetts dove through the passenger-side window, climbed over a woman in the passenger seat and battled Payne for control of the steering wheel.
“The police showed up within 30 seconds after he got out of the car and tried to make a run for it – but they got him,” Walden said.
ABC News reported that Payne was allegedly caputred by officers in an alleyway close by.
“According to the police report, Payne told police that he had asked for a ride from a friend and she, along with an unknown driver, picked him up in a black Jetta.
“When Tippetts and Walden stepped in front of the car, Payne told police, the driver fled the scene – and when the police got there, he ran away from them because he was ‘nervous.'”
The report goes on to say that TIppetts took about 20 punches in the face and throat while trying to keep the car from crashing.
He now has six titanium plates with screws holding his throat together after suffering a broken larynx.
“I should be totally fine,” Tippetts told ABCNews.com. “I’ve got a bunch of metal in my throat so now I have to worry about going through metal detectors.”
ABC News reported that Payne has been charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft, two counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer and third-degree trespassing.
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