HOUSTON –- Police said two suspects in a stolen car led them on a brief chase in midtown early Tuesday.
An officer with the Houston Police Department spotted the suspects on Allen Parkway around 3 a.m. When he tried to pull them over, the driver refused and went eastbound, police said.
Eventually the suspects’ vehicle got stuck on a median while trying to turn into an apartment complex. The two men jumped out and were caught after a brief foot chase.
Police wanted to question the men about a home burglary on Ruthven Street earlier in the morning. The homeowner said he found several large bags filled with his stuff inside the home as the suspects sped away.
Following the chase, one of the suspects was loaded into an ambulance to be treated for an apparent asthma attack. He told police he wasn’t involved in the burglary.
He was later charged with theft of a firearm after officers found a stolen gun in the vehicle.
A neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified, said burglaries are a big issue in the area.
“The house next door, the one next door to me right here -- so both of the ones on either side -- the two on the corner,” said the neighbor. “It happens often.”