The Kingston 9-1-1 Carjacking Call

On February 26, Melissa Kingston a Dallas attorney and wife of a Dallas City Council candidate, claimed she'd been the victim of a near carjacking in the parking lot of Spec's Liquor Store at Walnut Hill and Central.

Dallas.Org has obtained a copy of the 9-1-1 call placed by Dallas City Council Candidate Phillip Kingston who reported the crime (below).

According to the police report made by Melissa Kingston later that evening, she had stopped by the liquor store on the way home from work.

Melissa Kingston reported that she was sitting in her car, a black 2009 Porsche 911 with the convertible top down, about 8:45 at night in the liquor store's parking lot when the attack happened.

According to the National Weather Service, the temperature at the time was 48 degrees.

Kingston claimed, in the report, she ended up distracting then knocking the armed attacker to the ground "kicking the suspect repeatedly in the face and stomach."

The report goes on to say that Kingston then got back into her car and drove home (5.1 miles away in the Lower Greenville area of Dallas) after she claims she disabled the attacker. No word as to whether she put the top up.

According to the report, the attack happened at 8:45PM.

Kingston's husband called Dallas Police to report the crime at 9:15PM--about 30 minutes later.

This might raise questions such as: why would someone, especially a lawyer, leave the scene of a violent crime and wait 30 minutes before reporting it--giving a dangerous carjacker time (presumably as no gun was found at the scene) to pick up his gun and flee the area?

Why didn't Kingston alert police from her cell phone as soon as possible?

Why not seek shelter in a nearby business or run back into the liquor store?

Would a reasonable person, based on the report, wonder what Kingston was up to in a liquor store parking lot with her convertible top down, on a night with 48 degree weather in the first place?

At the beginning of the recording, sounds can be heard in the background which sound like an upset woman in the background.

Later in the recording, Melissa Kingston appears to answer her husband's questions much more calmly though her speech was unintelligible.

Here's the audio from the call.