Cab driver Darryl Calhoun came upon a fatal accident scene 2:30 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie.
He went to help a 14-year-old boy who was crawling from the wreckage of a Ford Expedition (right), but the teen ran over to Calhoun's van.
"I said, 'What are you doing?'" Calhoun said. "I said it twice. He turned around, pulled out of his pants a pistol [and pointed it] right at my face."
The teen ran when police showed up. Officers chased him through a neighborhood and caught him, investigators said. The boy, 14, was in the custody of Dallas County juvenile authorities Saturday, police said.
A 19-year-old woman was thrown from the Expedition during the wreck and was then hit by two passing vehicles, killing her. Two other people in the sports utility vehicle ran from the scene and police are looking for them.
Read the complete report by Staff Writer Mitch Mitchell.
Then on Sunday, an off-duty firefighter was robbed of his pickup truck after he stopped to help a woman who had been in minor wreck on Interstate 35W in Dallas.
Michael Wolfe of Dallas Fire-Rescue, was acting on instinct, said Senior Cpl. Kevin Janse, police spokesman.
"But," Janse added, "while trying to be a good Samaritan, he became a victim himself.''
-- Bill Miller