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Blotter: Motorist allegedly forces man into game of chicken

A man called police Saturday after another motorist allegedly forced him into a game of chicken, according to a police officer’s report.

The man called police at approximately 9:20 a.m. after he picked up his wife from work in the 100 block of West University Drive.

The man told police a white truck pulled up behind him and came close to hitting his vehicle, according to the officer’s report.

The man told police he sped away from the vehicle, but the driver of the truck started following him, according to the report.

The man said the driver of the truck then attempted to force his vehicle off the road, according to the police report.

The man told police that the driver of the other vehicle then pulled in front of his vehicle and began playing chicken by speeding directly toward him and stopping a few feet away.

The man said he dialed 911, believing that his life and his wife’s life were in danger, the report stated.

After learning the identity of the other driver, the victim told police that he was a man who had previously threatened to fight him, threatened his family and allegedly assaulted his sister.

No arrests had been made at the time the report was filed.


Other reports

1400 block of Teasley Lane — A smartphone application helped police track the location of one woman’s stolen phone.

The woman reported at 8:59 p.m. Saturday that her smartphone had gone missing while she was in a children’s play area at an area mall.

The victim advised she had located the phone using the Find My iPhone Application and wanted help retrieving her phone.

The victim stated she wasn’t interested in filing any charges and was just happy to get her phone back, according to the police report.

1700 block of Shady Oaks Drive — A woman crashed her car into a cement parking block Saturday and was transported to the Denton Regional Hospital, according to an officer’s report.

Officers were dispatched to the site of the crash at 10:55 a.m.

According to the police report, the driver appeared disoriented and could not remember any details of the incident.

Officers and firefighters placed the woman on a stretcher and transported her to the hospital.

In an effort to identify the woman, an officer searched her purse to find identification.

The officer discovered a small plastic bag with what he identified as cocaine and he also found a small container with an assortment of pills, according to the officer’s report.

The woman was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

— John D. Harden

Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.