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APD honors pedicab driver

Monday, May 1, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

The pedicab driver who stopped a downtown sexual assault last year has been officially recognized by the Austin Police Department. On Thursday, the department awarded Luis Palos with a Distinguished Service citation for his help in stopping a sexual assault and identifying a suspect in the case. Nearly a year ago, in May 2016, Palos was driving a pedicab downtown when he heard a scream and saw a man sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Palos not only stopped the encounter by offering the two a ride, but would later chase the suspect into a nearby creek bed and have passerby call 911. APD later identified the suspect after finding his wallet in the creek bed.

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