Kendra Lyn, NBC 5 News
Dallas police are searching for a woman who dragged an officer with her SUV leaving a Jack in the Box and drove off Tuesday night.
Dallas police are searching for a woman who dragged an officer with her SUV and drove off Tuesday night.
Investigators said the woman was a customer inside of the Jack in the Box at 18220 Dallas North Parkway in Dallas. The plain-clothes officers said they identified themselves as police and tried to arrest her around 11 p.m. because she had a tampering with a government document warrant for her arrest.
Police said she ran out of the restaurant and hopped in her Range Rover. One of the officers tried to stop her and was caught in the side of the SUV and dragged several feet.
A second officer said she drove right at him. The officer feared for his life, so he shot at her. Witnesses said the officer fired several shots. Police don’t know if she was shot.
Employees at Jack in the Box said they didn’t know what was unfolding outside, until customers pulled up to the drive-thru.
“He told me there was some shooting going on in the front of the restaurant in the parking lot," said worker Anthony Hungerford. " Another woman drove up and said she heard shots also. It’s crazy to be working at night and something like that happened. It’s a good restaurant. Things like that don’t happen up here often. I hope if she’s in the wrong, she can make it right.”
The officer who was dragged escaped with minor cuts and bruises. The second officer was not injured.
Police found the woman’s SUV a couple miles away on Rosemeade Parkway.
Authorities have not released the woman's identity, but she has not been caught.