DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Follow Up: Cruiser cam video released fromWednesdays drive-thru robbery chase.
Police say they don't want you running after, or trying to catchan armed suspect if you get robbed. But that's what the ownerof Third Base Drive Thru did because he said he has had enough.
"That guy that owns that drive thru running down the streetscreaming get 'em," an unidentified woman said. "I just hear someguys screaming and I look out the door and there's all these peoplerunning up the street. So, I shut my door."
Tom Mauro, the owner of The Third Base Drive Thru chased thebandit that robbed him at gunpoint on Wednesday.
Dayton Police Sergeant Moises Perez said that's not a smartmove.
"The owner is some what of an animated person, very frustratedcause he's been robbed not even several months ago," Perezsaid.
Just before noon a bandit thought he'd "steal third" by robbingthe drive thru. Police said he put a gun to Mauro's head andmade him give up the cash.
During the chase the crook jumped in a getaway car with twoother men. Police believe the suspect was heading for homewhen he was "tagged out" on Riverside Drive in HarrisonTownship.
"Initially, we're told the car might have flipped over. But,once we reviewed the tape, it appears the vehicle lost control anddid a 360 and that's when it went up off the road and hit itselfoff to the side," an officer said.
Police were able to arrest the suspect after prying him outof his car. They also found a wad a cash on him.
Officers near the crime scene also found the gun he dumped inthe backyard of a neighbor.
"Yeah I got a couple of kids and its even scarier to know thatthey found a gun in the backyard," the neighbor said.
Police are now searching for two other men they believe were inthe getaway car.
The suspect was taken to a local hospital. He'll be charged withaggravated robbery and kidnapping.
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