The Austin Police Department Region 1 property crime detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in gathering video of or information about a suspect involved in a criminal mischief case.
The incident began Wednesday at approximately 9:08 a.m. when the victim was driving his vehicle north in the 600 block of Brazos St. As he approached E. 7th, the suspect crossed in front of his vehicle against the light so the victim was forced to stop. The victim honked his horn at which time the suspect approached his vehicle and began punching the hood and yelling obscenities.
The victim reversed the vehicle to move out of the flow of traffic and got out of his car. At that point, the suspect began to fight with the victim. The victim pinned down the suspect until he agreed to calm down. When he let him up to go back to his car to call 911, the suspect picked up an electric scooter and threw it through his back windshield before fleeing eastbound on 7th.
Police responded and searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect, pictured below, is described as:
Estimated to be somewhere in his late 20s or early 30s
Last seen wearing a bright blue shirt, black pants and black shoes
Described as having dirty clothes and a foul odor
Anyone with video of this incident or information about the suspect is asked to call 512-974-5320. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
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