SAN ANTONIO – A suspect identified as Darryl Washington, 27, is accused of turning a couple into crime victims by robbing them at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Northeast Side motel.
However, those victims quickly became crime fighters when they tracked down their suspected robber on their own, according to an arrest affidavit.
The affidavit stated that a man and woman who live at Motel 6 in the 3300 block of Interstate 35 called San Antonio police on Wednesday, saying that a man had threatened them with a gun and robbed them.
They said the robber held the gun to the male victim's head and demanded his wallet, then drove away.
The affidavit stated that the victim said he jumped into his own car and followed the robber for a while until he lost him.
Later, the victims drove up and down N. New Braunfels Avenue until they spotted the suspected robber outside a convenience store near I-35, the affidavit stated.
The victims called police who arrested Washington. The affidavit stated that when officers got Washington out of his car, he dropped the victim's license which was on his lap.
Officers also recovered the victim's Walmart gift card, which they said Washington had used, and some of his cash.
Washington was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and credit card abuse.