A member of the Dallas, Tex., Mayor's Committee on Crime,
Rene Martinez did some of his own crimestopping when he saw a man
breaking into his vehicle shortly after midnight. Armed with a
handgun, Martinez rushed from his home to subdue the would-be car
thief, who had already started the engine. The crime committee
member held the man until police arrived.
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