Stolen deep fryers fly from truck during HPD chase

Stolen deep fryers fly from truck during HPD chase

Credit: KHOU

According to officers with the Houston Police Department, a passerby stopped an officer around midnight Wednesday to report a burglary in progress at the Chef Mart store on Bissonnet Street at the Southwest Freeway.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 1:15 PM

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HOUSTON -- Houston police said two of four men involved in the burglary of a kitchen supply store were taken into custody following a wild chase overnight.

According to officers with the Houston Police Department, a passerby stopped an officer around midnight Wednesday to report a burglary in progress at the Chef Mart store on Bissonnet Street at the Southwest Freeway. The witness told police that four men pried open the store’s front doors and were loading equipment into a U-Haul truck out front.

As the officer was responding, he spotted the truck driving away. The suspects refused to pull over and led police to Fondren where they went northbound.

Eventually the driver lost control and smashed into a red light signal, then a METRO bus stop, and then a fire hydrant. At one point the U-Haul’s rear door came open, and several deep fryers fell out and were damaged.

After the crash, police said the truck came to a stop and all four men took off running.

K-9 units and an HPD helicopter later found two of the men hiding on the roof of a home. They were taken into custody while the other two got away.

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