San Antonio Police moved quickly this morning to deal with a man behind the wheel of a stolen pickup truck who was apparently trying to intentionally run over pedestrians in the Five Points area northwest of downtown, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Police say the man in his fifties stole the pickup truck from English Color and Supply Company on Laurel Street, and smashed through a chain link fence to drive the vehicle out of the locked parking lot.
Detectives say they were flagged down by pedestrians and found the stolen truck driving down the sidewalk of Fredericksburg Rd with its hood up, making it impossible for the driver to see anything.
Several pedestrians managed to jump out of his way, and, fortunately, nobody was hurt.
The truck smashed into a storage shed at Lexington and Quincy, where the driver was arrested.
Charges include criminal trespassing, vehicle theft, reckless driving, evading arrest, and possibly drunk driving.
Amazingly, the suspect's mother and daughter were also in the pickup. They were not hurt.