HOUSTON -- A police manhunt ended in southwest Houston on Monday evening when two suspects crashed their getaway car into a Metro bus stop.
The bus stop is located on Fannin near the I-610 South Loop.
The impact was hard enough to knock over two concrete garbage containers and destroy the metal frame bus stop.
It all started around 5:30 p.m. less than a mile away at an apartment complex on El Paseo. The crooks knocked over a mother in front of her son and grabbed her cell phone.
Then they knocked on an apartment door. When a young man opened the door, they flashed weapons, forcing him to the floor, stealing jewelry and a red Nissan Sentra.
The suspects drove off and had the wreck when they hit the feeder road off 610 Loop South. An HPD officer responded and realized it was the car from the home invasion and the hunt was on.
A police dog tracked them down, hiding behind a Sam’s Club in a fenced in area under a tarp.
Bear’s handler, HPD K-9 Officer Eric Newman says a dog really can smell fear.
“When you become excited, scared or other things, those fear pheromones start to come around as well. The more scared you are, the more your of those you are putting off,“ Newman said.
Both suspects were armed and there were at least 18 police vehicles at the scene. The stolen jewelry was recovered and no one was hurt.
One suspect said he was hurt in the wreck, so paramedics checked him out. Both suspects were taken to jail.