Suspect in failed smash-and-grab crashes pickup into Humble funeral home

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by Tim Wetzel /KHOU 11 News

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Posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 8 at 6:52 PM

Funeral home crash

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HUMBLE, TX—Police interrupted a group of crooks using a stolen pick-up to crash into a Citgo gas station Thursday. The driver then backed out, ran over two fences, sped through an apartment complex and slammed into a funeral home.

”We heard they were trying to take an ATM machine,” said Molly Maness of the Cremation One funeral home. “It’s crazy that people go through this length to steal something.”

Police caught the driver, Vincent Shiloh, after he ran from the damaged pick-up. At least two other suspects got away.

Police say Shiloh was desperate to run from the law. He drove right through a fence, past several apartments and a home before crashing into the funeral home.

”There was this really loud crash, and we thought it was a raccoon in the backyard,” said neighbor Kaila Gattis. But this was no raccoon, the speeding truck zoomed right near her toddler’s bedroom.

”I think we are incredibly lucky that nobody was hurt, i think we are incredibly blessed,” said Maness.

Police say Shiloh is a repeat criminal. They say he was convicted in 2009 of smashing into cell phone stores to steal smart phones.

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