Ray Villeda, NBC 5 News
In documents obtained by NBC 5, Charles Hunt, a man believed to be connected to recent driveway robberies in Dallas, confessed to police "he picked out victims he thought would not fight or carry weapons."
New documents reveal that one person arrested in connection to a series of Dallas driveway robberies has confessed to an attack.
According to documents obtained exclusively by NBC 5, 51-year-old Charles Hunt confessed to holding up an Irving mother, Pamela Larr, on Feb. 19. Hunt admitted to using one of her stolen credit cards at a 7-Eleven in Euless. He even told police, “he picked out victims he thought would not fight or carry weapons.”
“I thought not without a fight," Larr said. "I’m just not gonna go down like that."
Larr fought Hunt off when he approached her with a gun.
“A guy put a gun in front of my face and said, ‘I don’t want to have to shoot you. Give me your purse,’ and I said, ‘Why don’t you just get on out of here,’ and he just kind of looked at me and said, ‘Give me your purse,’” Larr said. "And I saw the gun right there and I pushed it away.”
Larr remembers thinking the gun felt odd. Hunt later confessed to using a toy gun. He told police he “would never hurt anyone.”
After a struggle, Larr said she broke a clipboard on Hunt’s head. She still has bruises from the attack.
The Dallas Police Department announced on Feb. 21 that Hunt and 27-year-old Santana Andrews were arrested connected to the robberies. Maj. Jeff Cotner said the two were arrested at Feb. 20, following the report of a driveway robbery that same evening on N. Montclair Avenue.
According to the documents, when Hunt was pulled over and arrested, he was carrying stolen credit cards — including one that belonged to Larr.
“My first thing that I thought of was, ‘Thank you God for letting this happen so quick,’” Larr said. “I think about it all the time. I wake up thinking about it, when I leave the house I think about it, when I come home I think about it. If I hear a noise, I think about it.”