DPD Halts Irvin Attempted Carjacking Investigation

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009  |  Updated 7:46 AM CDT
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Irvin Talks About His Brush With Carjackers

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MIAMI - FEBRUARY 03: Hall of Fame inductee, Michael Irvin, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys talks with the media during the Super Bowl XLI Pro Football Hall of Fame Press Conference at the Miami Convention Center on February 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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Irvin Talks About His Brush With Carjackers

NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin talks about talks about his brush with carjackers.
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Dallas police have suspended their investigation of former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin's report that a man flashed a gun at him at a stoplight.

Investigators said Wednesday they have hit a dead end because Irvin never returned their telephone calls.

Irvin has said he was stopped at a red light Jan. 12 when two men in a truck pulled up next to him and one of them flashed a gun.

A Dallas police report said Irvin was "very afraid." The retired NFL star told police he heard one of them call out his name and mention being a "huge Cowboy fan." He said the pair eventually drove off.

Since then, Dallas police haven't been able to get in touch with Irvin to get more details.

Lt. Andrew Harvey with the Dallas Police Department said investigators want to know what happened.

Irvin's longtime attorney, Larry Friedman, said his client wants to work with police.

Irvin had been traveling and was in Tampa, Fla., for the Super Bowl, Friedman said. He planned to make an appointment with police upon Irvin's return.
 

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