FRIENDSWOOD — A father and son from Houston, accused of stealing more than five bags of candy from a Friendswood HEB, led police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with a surprise in League City on Sunday afternoon.
Friendswood police Chief Robert Wieners said police followed the suspects as they fled in a Lincoln Navigator with 39-year-old Houston resident Angel Manuel Zayas behind the wheel.
Police reported Zayas driving recklessly and running red lights as he reached speeds of more than 100 mph, at the same time his son, 18-year-old son Alexis Zayas, was throwing candy out the passenger window.
They finally decided to pull over when League City police met them at the intersection of FM 518 and Newport Boulevard, Wieners said.
The driver opened the car door and stuck his hands in the air but did not get out of the vehicle, Wieners said.
“When they approached him, they saw that both the driver’s legs were amputated above the knee,” Wieners said.
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