Racing on Highway
April 16, 12 a.m.
An officer was patrolling in the North Warehouse District near 9th and Royal Lane when he heard tires squealing and engines revving in the area, suggesting possible drag racing. As the officer began looking for the vehicles, DFW Police Communications informed the officer they received a telephone call from a person who witnessed the incident. The caller stated the vehicles involved were a silver Ford Mustang, a dark Dodge Charger and 2 other vehicles with unknown description, and the vehicles were all located at 1000 Corporate Drive near Esters Blvd. The officer drove south in the 800 block of Corporate Drive and observed an orange Ford Mustang parked in the parking lot of DFW World Trade Center #1 warehouse, with its engine running.
As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver of the orange Mustang started walking toward the patrol unit. The officer introduced himself and explained why he was there. The driver said he was not racing with anyone, and he and some friends were in the area only to test the performance of their vehicles. He added he was testing his vehicle to see the distance traveled between 0 and 60 MPH on Corporate Avenue. The officer observed some skid marks at the intersection of Corporate Avenue and Esters Blvd. Because the driver admitted to police officers he was operating a motor vehicle and participated in a manner, of one or more vehicles over a common selected course, from the same place, for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of the vehicle or vehicles in a specified distance or time, by racing on Corporate Avenue in an unsafe and high rate of speed, he was placed under arrest for Racing on Highway.
The officer then spoke with another driver that was on scene. The second driver admitted to police officers he was operating a Nissan during the incident. He stated while participating in a test of performance of his vehicle on Corporate Avenue with friends, he blew a head gasket on his vehicle, disabling it. It was parked in the same parking area as the orange Mustang. Because the second driver admitted to police officers he was operating a motor vehicle and participated in a manner, of one or more vehicles over a common selected course, from the same place, for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of the vehicle or vehicles in a specified distance or time, by racing on Corporate Avenue in an unsafe and high rate of speed, he was placed under arrest for Racing on Highway.
A second officer located another driver or participant in the incident. The third driver also admitted to police officers in participating in the test performance of his vehicle on Corporate Avenue with some friends. The vehicle this driver was operating is described as a 2014 Dodge Charger, black in color. He was placed under arrest for Racing on Highway. All arrests were made without incident.
April 17, 10 a.m.
An officer was dispatched to Terminal A Gate 29 in reference to a possible intoxicated subject. The subject was described as a white female with a camo jacket. She was yelling at the bar tender at California Pizza Kitchen and disturbing other guests. Upon arrival, the officer met with a bar tender from California Pizza Kitchen who advised the female had walked down towards Lorena Garcia Tapas y Cocina and he would point her out to the officer.
The officer walked to Lorena Garcia’s Cocina and observed a female standing at the bar in a camo jacket. She appeared to be slightly slow with her dexterities as she was putting boarding passes in her wallet. The officer approached her and asked her to gather her belongings and move away from the bar so they could speak. The suspect stated she was traveling alone and had been here since 4 a.m. The officer could see her eyes were glassy and her speech was slurred on occasion. The suspect was asked where her next gate was and she stated gate 58 and pointed just down the hall. There is not a gate 58 in any of the terminals at DFW Airport. The suspect was asked what airport she was at and she stated “San Francisco”. Based on the officer’s personal contact with the subject, not having the correct gate number, believing she was in another state, the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting as she spoke and her irate behavior toward random people in the terminal, the officer deemed the suspect was a danger to herself or others and was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication.
April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Three officers were dispatched to Terminal C, Gate C37, in reference to an intoxicated subject causing a disturbance. Upon their arrival to the area, the officers observed a fourth officer already at the location with the subject. Officers could hear the subject talking loudly in an angry manner and cursing. One officer spoke to the subject and asked her if she was ok and she said, “Yes.” The officer tried to speak to the subject, but she was upset because she was trying to get to her destination.
As she spoke, the officer noticed her eyes were red, her speech was slow and slurred, and an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath. Officers asked for her identification and she pushed her backpack toward them and told them to look for it, saying all her information is in her backpack. Officers asked the suspect if she had anything to drink and she said three little bottles of wine before departing El Paso Airport.
The officers then went to the front desk and spoke to an American Airlines employee. The employee said one of the American Airline flight attendants told her the suspect was speaking loud, and she was changing in and out of moods (content and upset). The attendant said she wanted the suspect to be checked out by EMS before letting her board the plane to go to her final destination. She believed the suspect was intoxicated. Employees of American Airlines took the suspect and sat her beside the counter at Gate C37. When they asked her for her identification, the suspect began to speak loudly, cursing, and used indecent language in front of kids and others passengers. The suspect was checked through NCIC/TCIC by DFW Communications and retuned clear.
Officers again asked the suspect about how much alcohol she consumed. Her story changed and said she consumed three little bottles of wine at El Paso Airport and one and a half more on the plane. The suspect continued to curse in front of others passengers, even when officers asked her to stop, because there were kids around. Because of the suspect’s slurred speech, red eyes, inability to control her emotions, odor of an alcoholic beverage, and admission of consuming several alcoholic beverages, she was placed her under arrest for Public Intoxication.
Invasive Visual Recording
April 20, 7 p.m.
Two officers were dispatched to Terminal D, TSA Checkpoint D30 in reference to an extremely irate passenger. Upon arrival the officers were flagged down by a white male standing next to the TSA Podium at Checkpoint D30 who appeared to be very upset.
The man made the following statement, “So, I come in here to get a massage and this gentleman takes me to the back room and is working on my a**cheeks when I get an uneasy feeling and look up to see this guy taking all these pictures of my a**.” The man then pointed to an EXPRESS SPA Employee nearby, then handed officers a black cell phone and said, “Here are all these pictures of my a** and my red underwear.” Officers looked down at the cell phone and observed about 25-30 pictures of a male subject in partial dress with pictures that included his naked buttocks. The victim was very upset and TSA helped him calm down.
An officer approached the spa employee and asked why he took the pictures. The suspect replied, “I know it’s bad. I’m sorry.” Officers asked again why he took the pictures and he said, “Because it [the buttocks] is a good shape and I admire it. I know it’s wrong. I shouldn’t have done it.” The suspect was laughing the whole time as he did not seem to take the situation seriously.
Officers asked the victim if he wished to pursue criminal charges against suspect, and he advised he wasn’t sure what to do. Officers explained the procedures to him, and the victim stated he didn’t have time for all that. The victim stated he didn’t want to press charges against the suspect if he would delete the pictures from his cell phone. The suspect agreed to delete all the pictures as he apologized to the victim. The suspect deleted the pictures to include the deleted section box on his iPhone, and allowed the victim to look at his cell phone to verify there were no pictures of him left on the phone.
The group relocated to the EXPRESS SPA next door to checkpoint D30. Officers were advised the store Supervisor was enroute to our location by one of the ladies who was currently working with the suspect. Officers were also advised it is store policy that customers do not remove any of their clothing for a massage. It appeared the suspect asked the victim to come to the back room for his massage where he closed the curtain and asked the victim to remove his shirt and pull his pants down to expose his buttocks while lying on the massage table.
The victim retrieved his black carry-on bag from the back room and was getting ready to leave the store when he said, “I just really feel violated by this guy.” Officers reiterated that he could still file charges against the suspect as the decision was completely up to him. The victim said, “You know I came in here to get a massage and I started feeling weird. The guy asked me if I could pull my pants down for the massage, so I did. I have had massages before, but this seemed weird. It didn’t feel like a massage but started feeling weird like a sexual thing. I thought at one time the guy was going to pull my d*** out of my pants. I said, Hey! Wait up! I looked up and I see this guy with his cell phone taking all these pictures of me.”
Officers asked the victim if he was sure he did not want to file charges against the suspect and he said, “You know what, let’s go for it. I want to file charges.”
An officer then explained to the suspect he was being charged with Invasive Visual Recording, which is a State Jail Felony. The suspect was taken to the Police Office at Terminal D where he initially agreed to give us a written statement. Officers read the suspect his Miranda Warning at which time he declined to answer any of our questions pertaining to the incident, and rescinded on giving the witness statement.
Driving While Intoxicated
April 21, 1 a.m.
DFW Airport Communications advised a caller on the phone stating he was following a white truck that ran another vehicle off the road and was struggling to stay on the road. DFW Communications advised the vehicle was headed south bound on South Service road from North Airfield Drive.
An officer traveling south bound on International Parkway, exited the parkway and stopped on the shoulder. The officer observed the white truck go by and pulled in behind it. The officer observed the truck swerve in its lane almost striking the lane pole dividers in the 3500 block of South Service road. Due to not having a working camera in his car, another officer pulled in front of him to record the truck. The truck changed to the left lane without signaling in the 3700 block and then merged onto South International Parkway. Both officers activated their overhead lights, sirens, and spot lights. The truck slowed down to approximately 30 miles an hour and drove to the 4400 block of South International Parkway with its turn signal activated before pulling over.
Officers approached the vehicle and observed the driver’s window rolling up and a white male fumbling with some papers. Officers tapped on the window and motioned the suspect to roll down his window. The suspect rolled down the window and officers smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle. The officers identified themselves and asked the suspect for his driver’s license and proof of insurance. Officers asked him where he was coming from and he stated “Downtown”. Officers asked him which downtown and he stated “Fort Worth”. Officers asked him why it took him so long to pull over, and he stated he was trying to be responsible. Officers then asked him how much he had to drink, and he stated he hadn’t had anything. While talking with the suspect, officers smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath as he spoke, and also observed his eyes were bloodshot and glassy.
Officers asked the suspect to step out of his vehicle and walk to the rear of his truck. Officers asked the suspect where he was coming from again, and he stated Fort Worth off of West 7th. He stated he dropped his buddy off at his girlfriend’s house. Officers asked the suspect if he was taking medications or used any recreational drugs and he stated “No”. Officers asked him again if he had been drinking, and he stated he had a beer. He then admitted to having a couple of beers a couple of hours ago. When officers asked the suspect what time it was, he stated about 1 a.m. The suspect stated the beers he had were 12 to 14 ounces beers, and they were Bud Lite’s. Officers asked the suspect to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety tests, so they could make sure he was OK to drive.
The first test administered was the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test. The suspect stated he did not wear contacts, glasses or have any recent head injuries, diabetes, or epilepsy. The suspect had equal tracking and equal pupil size. While asking the suspect the questions, officers observed his eyes to be brown in color. The next test administered was the Walk and Turn test. Officers explained and demonstrated the test and the suspect stated he understood. Officers observed 3 out of 8 clues. The next test administered was the One Leg Stand. Officers explained and demonstrated the test and the suspect stated he understood. Officers observed 2 out of 4 clues.
Based on the observation of the suspect driving his truck on South Service road and South International Parkway, the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath as he spoke and the results from the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, the suspect was placed under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated.
April 21, 3 p.m.
Two officers were dispatched to Terminal E, Gate 35 in reference to a passenger welfare check. DFW Communications advised a black female wearing an orange shirt and orange pants was stumbling as she walked and was hysterical. Upon arrival, officers observed two American Airlines employees standing with a female matching the description given by DFW Communications near the E35 TSA Checkpoint.
As the officers approached, they observed the suspect’s balance was very poor and the American Airlines employees were attempting to keep her from falling down. The suspect sat down in a seat near the TSA Checkpoint. Officers could immediately smell the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her. Officers asked the suspect what was going on and she mumbled several words they could not understand. The suspect’s eyes were glassy, watery and very red, and she spoke with a thick tongue and very slurred speech. Officers asked the suspect if she had been drinking today. She stated a little bit. Officers asked her how much is a little bit, but she kept repeating “a little bit.” Officers asked the suspect for her ID. The suspect began rummaging through her purse and attempted to hand the officer a hundred dollar bill and her gum. Officers explained they didn’t need those items but did need her ID.
As the suspect was looking for her ID, officers observed she had very poor dexterity and was not able to sit in an upright position. She needed to lean heavily on the wall behind her to keep herself from sliding out of the seat. Officers asked the suspect l if she was flying alone, and she advised she was. Due to the facts of the suspect admitting to consuming alcohol, the strong odor of alcohol, her inability to speak clearly, poor balance, and no other party to take care of her; officers felt the suspect was intoxicated to the degree she was a danger to herself or others if left alone. The suspect was arrested for Public Intoxication.