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What started as a kind gesture, turned dangerous Friday morning at a College Station Texaco.
College Station police say they arrested Donald Dyer, 25, of Bryan around 5:15 a.m. after he allegedly robbed the gas station and hurt two other people.
Police say a couple traveling with their six month old daughter offered Dyer a ride to his house.
Police reports indicate Dyer had asked for the ride, and that the couple did not know him.
On the way, police say Dyer had asked them to stop at the Texaco station in the 2200 block of Longmire so he could buy cigarettes.
They agreed, but that's when things took a turn for the worse.
Police say Dyer came running out of the store a few moments later carrying three cases of beer that he had just stolen.
According to police, Dyer started putting the beer in the car when the owner challenged him trying to prevent Dyer from involving them in his crime.
Police reports say Dyer managed to wrestle the car keys away from the owner and jumped in the driver's seat and tried to start the car.
The owner and his wife both struggled with Dyer, trying to protect their child.
Police say that's when Dyer bit the owner on the hand and slammed his wife's hand in the car door, causing minor injuries to both.
Police arrested Dyer and charged him with two counts of robbery.
Robbery is a Second Degree Felony which is punishable by two to twenty years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $10.000.