The elusive Dr. Davis strikes again

June 8, 2010 3:43:23 AM PDT
Dr. Dexter Davis is a hard man to keep up with.

"What are you going to tell those kids you ripped off?" Eyewitness News reporter Jeff Pegues asked him.

There's a warrant for his arrest, but he is still, literally, on the run.

He took off running after Eyewitness News caught up to him at Manhattan's Star Career Academy. It's a vocational school and Dr. Davis' latest stop on tour of schools allegedly looking for unsuspecting students to con.

He's accused of theft. Police believe it's part of a pattern and may date back several years in several states with several victims.

The victims are mostly teenagers and, in some cases, unsuspecting school administrators.

Just last month, Davis allegedly talked his way into Hoboken High School. He said he had jobs for some of the students.

They then raised money for a raffle that didn't exist. He allegedly took the cash and bolted.

"Honestly, we all had our doubts from the very first day, but we didn't know how to come out and say it," student Paula Valazquez said.

But this time around, Ross Friedman was ready. After Davis approached the Star Career Academy, Freidman did a little research.

"I did a search online found your story," he said.

It was the story we did in Hoboken last month and other articles about an alleged con man named Dr. Dexter Davis.

Authorities say he's a man with the fake business cards for a company that doesn't exist with promises for students that never pan out.

"We have students that would love the opportunity of a part time job and that's what he was offering," Friedman said.

So now that he knew Davis was wanted by police, Friedman set up a meeting and security at the academy called police. Unfortunately, Davis showed up early. Eyewitness News were there too.

"Did you know you were wanted in Hoboken for ripping off some kids?" Pegues asked him.

"No sir," Davis replied.

But that was it. He didn't have much to say after that. He just took off running.

He ran down 10 flights of stairs, and he kept running down into the basement.

He ended up finding a way out, running east on 14th Street. He was heading toward the subway station at 14th and 6th. He jumped the turnstile and got away.

Eyewitness News tried to keep up with him, but he jumped on the tracks and ran into the tunnel.

Police looked for him, but Dr. Dexter Davis escaped again.

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