SAN ANGELO, TX — Late this morning, Carol pulled up the gas pumps at the Allsup’s at Main St. and the Houston Harte. Carol is not her real name. After we verified who she was, she asked that she not be identified by her real name.
“I had just finished putting my credit card in the pump,” she said. “When I turned around to check on my kids in the back seat, I saw a third head!”
Carol said her two boys, ages 3 and 8, were in the back seat of her vehicle. “I saw this man pulling on my 8-year-old son,” she said. “He was trying too pull him out of the car!”
Carol said her son was freaked out because he is also autistic. “I saw my son grabbing for dear life on his little brother’s car seat.”
“I asked the man, ‘What are you doing?’” she said.
The man exited the vehicle and apologized. He claimed he thought the car was his, he told her. He then ran off as Carol dialed 9-1-1 on her cell phone.
“The Allsup’s people said he’d been in the parking lot hanging out all morning. They said he told them he was waiting on a ride,” Carol sad.
When police arrived, they took the report from Carol but the man was nowhere to be seen. Police told us they located him a while later.
The man also told police that he “mistakenly entered what he thought was a friend’s vehicle,” according to San Angelo Police Department Spokeswoman Cpl. Tracy Piatt-Fox.
No arrests were made, police said.
Police did not identify the subject, but parties who saw the man today said he may have been mentally ill. “He wasn’t all there,” one person told us.