WINSTON SALEM, NC — When one man lifted a car from downtown Winston-Salem, NC, the last thing he needed to do was call attention to himself by getting into an accident or altercation.
He did both. One of them twice.
The moron crashed the car into a random vehicle not far from the scene of the initial theft, then ran off.
Then he hit a parked car — again, he just sped off for some reason, until he went for his intended grand finale: charging the first person he hit with his new-to-him stolen car with the stolen car in hopes of… getting some rage out?
It’s unknown. But what he got in return was a round fired right at him, sending him packing.
As WXII reports:
Winston-Salem police said Bernard Antonio Downing was driving a vehicle at about 4 p.m. that had been stolen from the 400 block of N. Main Street.
As he was driving the car south on U.S. Highway 52, police said Downing collided with another vehicle. Downing continued to drive to the 300 block of Dixie Broadway where he collided with a parked car before turning around and speeding toward the man who had been driving the car he initially hit. The man fired a single round from his personal firearm, striking the car Downing was operating.
Downing collided with the man’s vehicle once more before driving from the area. Officers found the stolen car and arrested Downing at 2022 S. Broad Street without incident.
Officers discovered that Downing had an outstanding arrest warrant for violation of probation from a previous burglary charge in Raleigh. Downing is being held without bail. No one was injured in the ordeal.
And that’s what happens when you encounter an attacker that had lost their flipping mind.
This attack went down about 25 miles from my home, which is nice and comforting. Sometimes it’s your hometown making the news.
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