Posted on May 4, 2012 at 9:23 AM
Friday, May 4 at 12:08 PM
HOUSTON—A suspect with a somewhat active imagination led authorities on a wild chase all across Houston and into Montgomery County early Friday.
A Houston police officer was on Dyna and Airline taking a report of a stolen vehicle around 3:15 a.m. when the stolen truck in question raced right past him.
The officer immediately began his pursuit and called for backup.
The suspect sped on the North Freeway and struck another vehicle near Greens Road, but kept going.
When the suspect crossed the Montgomery County line, officers from the Department of Public Safety, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Shenandoah Police Department joined in the chase.
One deputy was able to spike the truck’s tires on SH 242, but that did not stop the suspect.
The suspect made a U-turn on Crighton, then headed southbound. The truck was spiked two more times, but kept going even though both of the front tires were on flat.
Sparks from the tires set a patch of shrubs near Lake Woodlands on fire as the truck whizzed by.
The chase finally came to an end on Woodlands Parkway and the suspect was taken into custody.
The suspect, who claimed to have borrowed the truck from a friend, said he was in fear of his life.
Authorities said he also said he was the tooth fairy.
The “tooth fairy” and the stolen truck were both transported back to Houston.