OK district attorney tackles crime by taking down man escaping from police

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Lots have changed in Oklahoma City over the years. But one thing that hasn’t changed is law enforcement’s commitment to tackle crime.

Israel Pointer is a local hombre who missed his court date on robbery and gun charges, and was facing jail time. So, he did what he thought was the right thing to do: he bolted.

A couple of cops stopped him, but he was determined to run out on justice.

He broke free again and might have made it out of the courthouse, but he never expected to run into District Attorney David Prater who tackled Pointer in the middle of the hall.

Proof once again that you can’t always outrun the long arm of the law.

In Alva, Oklahoma, a Texas man wanted to prove to the Comfort Inn management that he didn’t cotton to the way they did business.

He’s 62-year-old John Parsley of Gonzalez, looking at a $1-million bond for two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

It started over a disputed charge on his debt card after a two-day stay. The hotel owner told cops Parsley threatened to run over the owner’s wife.

The police report says Parsley made offensive remarks, like "it wasn't his first bad experience" with an Indian hotel manager.

Police were talking with Parsley when he stepped on the gas and plowed through the front doors, barely missing the owner’s wife and another woman.

He said he wanted to show them he wasn’t bluffing.

A man of his word, but he’s also in a truckin’ lot of trouble.

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