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Concerned citizens thwart crime in Dothan parking lot, detain suspect until cops arrive
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Concerned citizens thwart crime in Dothan parking lot, detain suspect until cops arrive

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A Dothan man who broke into a car was arrested after being detained by store patrons in a parking lot on Thursday.

Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens said when the car owner’s relative confronted the suspect, he tried to take her firearm.

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Avonte O’Shawn Dozier, 23, is being charged with unlawful breaking and entering a motor vehicle and third-degree robbery.

The incident took place in the parking lot of a store in the 300 block of Columbia Highway when Dozier allegedly broke into a 2013 Hyundia Equis to steal a wallet and money, but was thwarted by concerned citizens.

Dozier’s bonds total $25,000.

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