Father hospitalized after chasing accused sexual predator

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OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City father is injured after chasing an accused sexual predator.

The father suffered injuries to his hand and foot and is lucky to be alive.

With an 8-year-old boy playing in the front yard, the alleged sexual predator parked in the middle of the road and exposed himself over the weekend.

"The boy decided to go up to the truck and saw the man wearing no pants," Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.

"I asked my son what was going on and he said there was a man being nasty, he had no pants," father Gordon Williams said.

Enraged, Williams jumped in his truck and chased the fleeing suspect down Harrah Rd.

"When you rob a child of his innocence, that hurts a child more than anything," Williams said.

After turning onto a gravel road, Williams lost control and slammed into a rock wall in a ditch, landing him in the hospital for two days.

"I've got two pins that join four bones in my hand," Williams said.

In addition to broken bones in his hand, Williams had a steel plate put in his foot and stitches in his face.

"The people on scene could see my skull through the hole between my eyes," Williams said.

Williams said a claw hammer loose in his pickup gouged him in the face.

Oklahoma City police said it's never a good idea for the public to engage in a high-speed pursuit, but Williams doesn't regret what he did.

"It could've turned out a lot different," Wardlow said. "Obviously we would not encourage people to chase after suspects. The best thing is to call 911 and wait for officers to arrive."

"I paid a very dear price," he said. "I have metal in me the rest of my life but at least I feel good about what I did."

The suspect drove away in a maroon extended cab pickup.

No arrests have been made in the case.


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