Las Vegas NV Sept 24 2017 An argument, police called minor, escalated into a driver going berserk, trying to mow down a woman outside a junior high school.
A man was arguing with a woman, who went to pick up her little sister at Walter Johnson Junior High School, police said. The argument escalated. The man got into a Mustang and went on a rampage, trying to run over the woman.
The driver spun around, heading back up onto a curb, chasing people on the sidewalk. Cireena landry, a student, watched.
“I was scared," Landry said. "It was crazy. It was tragic."
"I said this man is about to kill some people," said Rev. Dwight Grant, an eyewitness. "He came on the school premises, came back around and hit a van and a car."
Although the melee sent people scrambling, no one was hurt.
The Mustang finally crashed into a tree. Eyewitnesses tackled the driver. "I toss him to the ground and out my knee on his neck," said Grant. "Every time he tried to get up, I would put more force on him."
Grant, a security guard with a delivery service, was at the school to pick up his granddaughter, Janay. Keeping her safe was his primary concern. "We have to protect our kids. If we don't who will?" asked Grant. "I'd rather risk my life to protect our children."
The Mustang driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. He's charged with attempted murder.
Investigators said he driver has had prior run-ins. Police said they involuntarily committed him for psychiatric observation in the past.