Suspected Thief Found Handcuffed, Sleeping

Man arrested after being suspected of trying to steal bags

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    A burglary suspect did not prove to be difficult to find in downtown Dallas Friday morning. He was shoeless, handcuffed, maced and sleeping, according to investigators. (Published Friday, Jun 1, 2012)

    A burglary suspect did not prove to be difficult to find in downtown Dallas Friday morning.  He was shoeless, handcuffed, maced and sleeping, according to investigators.

    The man, whose name has not yet been released, tried to steal a passenger's bag that had been stored underneath a Greyhound bus at the Greyhound station at Lamar and Commerce Streets, according to Dallas police.

    Around 7:15 a.m. a Greyhound security officer confronted the suspect and tried to handcuff him, according to a security representative at the station.

    During that confrontation, the suspect wrestled away from the security officer with the set of handcuffs secured to one of his wrists.  In response, the officer sprayed the suspect with mace.  The suspect, who was not wearing shoes, then ran away from the station.

    A short time later, an employee of El Centro College called Dallas police to report that a shoeless man with handcuffs on was attempting to sleep in one of the school's buildings on the downtown campus.

    When the man was being walked into the back of a Dallas police van, he told NBC 5 that he was not stealing anything from the bus station.  He said that the security officer singled him out because he hangs around the bus station.

    Since 2005, 1,157 crimes have been reported at the Greyhound station, according to Dallas PD data.
     
    Of those, 35 percent were either thefts or robberies.