Randy McIlwain, NBC 5 News
David Lee Horton, 33, of Hurst surrendered to police in Lewisville after a standoff in an IHOP restaurant early Tuesday morning.
A wanted man has surrendered to police in Lewisville after a standoff in an IHOP restaurant early Tuesday morning.
David Lee Horton, 33, of Hurst was arrested in Lewisville on two warrants issued from Plano for aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping and another from Dallas County for vehicle burglary. He was also wanted in connection to a Radio Shack robbery that NBC 5 reported on Monday evening.
At about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, officers received a call to respond to a man acting suspiciously at an IHOP Restaurant off of Interstate 35E in Lewisville.
According to the Lewisville Police Department, an employee of the restaurant overheard Horton and a female talking about a stolen vehicle and called police.
As officers arrived, Horton ran to the bathroom and barricaded himself inside. The restaurant was evacuated after Horton claimed he had a gun and refused to leave the bathroom.
SWAT units sent in a robot to monitor the situation, which discovered the man had moved from the bathroom into the rafters above the dining room. Police said they spotted evidence of broken ceiling tiles.
The man tried to surrender to police from the roof of the restaurant, but there was no way for him to come down safely. He went back inside the restaurant, climbed down through the ceiling and into police custody.
Two women who were with the man are being questioned by investigators. Those women had previously told officers that the man was armed.
Customers and workers of the restaurant were all safely evacuated and traffic was not impacted.