Man In Wrong Location As Deputies Arrest Fleeing Suspects


UPDATED: Friday June 20, 2014 6:50 PM

A man told 10TV he was in the wrong place at the wrong time as deputies attempted to arrest two suspects.

10TV has obtained dash cam video of the 35 minute pursuit involving two suspects wanted for violent crimes. 

It ended when the suspects fleeing car struck another vehicle, driven by Austin Sapp, 20, on Interstate 270 near Alum Creek Drive.

Sapp told 10TV his car began to spin round and round.

"If I wouldn't have turned to the right I think I could have died, honestly," said Sapp.

The car came to a stop facing the wrong way. 

Sapp says he though he smelled smoke so quickly crawled out the window.

"I jumped out of the car and that's when I met the officer at gunpoint.  He was like 'get on the ground,' cause he thought I did it."

Sapp says he suffered scrapes as law enforcement took him to the ground, handcuffed him, and put him in a cruiser.

He says he watched as deputies chased the suspects into the woods and took them into custody. 

Chopper 10 was over the scene as the suspects tried to kick out the sheriff's cruiser's windows and wrestle with deputies. 

Sapp says he's chalking it up to being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and says if there's a silver lining to this story, it's that he'll never take life for granted.

"I thought I was going to die," said Sapp.  "I really did."

Sheriff's investigators say the suspects are from Florida, and 10TV as learned they're wanted for several outstanding felony arrest warrants.

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