PLANO, Texas – When a 27-year-old man grabbed a charity donation jar and ran into the street, a Plano detective immediately jumped into action.
“It was pretty obvious that he had at least stolen that,” said Det. Jon Hoffman, with the Plano Police Department.
As Hoffman attempted to arrest 27-year-old Majd Qewar, onlookers pulled out their phones to record the confrontation.
“That was my impulse, I hate to say it, but that was my impulse. This cop is going to do something stupid,” Andre Harvey told KTVT.
Instead of pulling out his gun, Hoffman asked for help.
“Hey, can one of y’all help me out?” Hoffman is heard saying on the recording.
Immediately, Harvey and Kirby Sample ran to help the detective, getting Qewar’s arms so Hoffman could put him in handcuffs.
Hoffman gave the men hugs and ended up buying them lunch, thankful they came to his aid.
“I commend him how he handled himself like a real professional. It could’ve turned out real ugly. He could have come out with his gun and shot him,” Sample said.
Qewar was arrested for possession of heroin, theft and resisting arrest.