BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A Bryan man is sharing his story about helping a fellow driver during a frightening experience.
Monday afternoon, a man was at a gas station in the 700 block of East Villa Maria Road in Bryan when police say his unattended car was stolen by 32-year-old Jimmie McCullough. McCullough is accused of leading law enforcement on a nearly hour long manhunt along the Highway 6 feeder road near Briarcrest Drive.
KBTX was there Monday afternoon as law enforcement swarmed the field while a police helicopter scoured the air. Constables first closed in after they found the stolen car on a gravel road and saw a man run away. A short time before that, Julius Cesar found himself at the right place, at the right time.
"I was barely looking for a gas pump and that's when I'd seen the car take off that way kind of like toward McDonald's," he said, as he pointed to the street.
After that Cesar says he saw the car's owner.
"So, I asked him if he was good and he just he looked scared like something just happened and he just he asked me if I could give him a ride, chase that car," said Cesar.
They were able to follow the stolen car for a while and called police. DPS Troopers were able to catch McCullough after a short manhunt. Cesar is glad the suspect and stolen car were found.
"I'm glad I kind of helped because I don't think he would have gotten his car back that soon if we wouldn't have followed him," he said.
"He had offered me, offered me anything. I’m like you good man just look out for me next time," said Cesar.
McCullough remains in the Brazos County Jail on $21,000 bond. He faces charges for evading arrest, having a prohibited weapon, possession of marijuana and driving with an invalid license.