DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County workers who helped catch a carjacking suspect are being honored for their bravery.
"They're fine men. I was really glad to see them get their honor today at the commissioners’ meeting,” DeKalb County Roads and Drains Supervisor Nancy Smith said.
The two county Roads and Drains employees helped police catch a 15-year-old carjacking suspect Wednesday morning at Swanton Way and Commerce Drive. They said they’re thankful for the honor.
"It made me feel like I had done something. I really appreciate the support DeKalb County has given us behind this incident," Carter said.
County worker Cassandra Mouson was also recognized. She alerted Carter and Brown, who were sitting in their truck, that a woman was being car jacked at gunpoint.
"So I started screaming and hollering and acting like a fool, but there was hardly anyone around," Mouson said.
Carter and Brown called 911 and followed the teen suspect for about a mile. They said the teen lost control of the stolen car and crashed it on Candler Street, where he was arrested.
With the proclamation of thanks in hand, all three said they did what they hope anyone would do for someone in need.
"I would do it again if the situation happened. Sometimes, you don't get a chance. You’ve just got to do it when it happens,” Carter said.
The victim was not at the ceremony and declined to talk to the media, but she thanked the workers for helping her.