After Artrai Alexander stole a Dodge Challenger from a convenience store in the 3000 block of Grand Avenue Wednesday afternoon, police say, he took cops on a high speed chase. The chase ended when he crashed, a fairly typically outcome. What happened after the crash wasn't.
Jessica Liesmann, the woman driving the van Alexander rear-ended, got out of her car and attacked Alexander.
Liesmann would tell KXAS TV cameras that her 4-year-old son died of medical condition last August, and she couldn't imagine losing another child.
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"I jumped out the car and said, 'What the hell is wrong with you, you're in a school zone, what are you thinking?'"
Despite the department's retweet of KDFW's Calvert Collins praising the "Mama Bear," Dallas police reiterated what will all knew: You should never, under any circumstances, do what Liesmann did.
Still, if you want to help her get a new car, you can contribute to a GoFundMe campaign established to do just that -- it's already raised $1,200.