Tulsa Man Chases Down Robbers, Dodges Bullets

Monday, April 11th 2011, 11:28 am
By: News On 6

Lori Fullbright, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A Tulsa man says he acted on instinct when he chased after a man who robbed his sister-in-law in front of three small children.

He kept chasing, even after the robber shot at him.. twice.

Juan's sister-in-law was putting his son and two other kids into the car Sunday afternoon around 5, when a man ran up, shoved his way into her front seat and grabbed her necklace and other jewelry.

She screamed and that's when Juan jumped into action. He says he chased the car, just to get a tag number for police.

The whole time he's after the robber, he's on the phone with 911, giving them the play by play. Then, all of a sudden, the robber's car stops, the man jumps out and starts shooting at Juan with a Mac-10.

"I followed them for a couple of blocks and they stopped in a parking lot and started shooting at me," Juan said. "Then, they started chasing me."

The bullet went into his passenger's side door.

Officers got there and arrested 17-year-old Marlin Mack for the robbery and shooting. They say they recovered the gun, thanks to witnesses who saw him toss it in the bushes.

They also arrested his girlfriend and getaway driver, 19-year-old Emily Weaver, for the robbery and shooting.

Juan says instinct and adrenalin drove him, but after it was over, he thought about how dangerous it was and that he could've been killed.

Even though his wife was pretty mad at him, he says he'd do the same thing all over again. His sister-in-law should get her jewelry back after police process it.