HOUSTON At least 100 families were without power for hours Friday after a police chase onMilby Street in southeast Houston.
The police chase happened just after 11 a.m.
We were in the house watching TV, and we heard a loud pop, and all the power went off, said Patricia Thomas, a witness.
Thomas and her three children were home when they heard the crash. Investigators said a man and his friend were in a stolen Honda. Police gave chase and seconds later, theHonda crashed into a light police, knocking out power.
I was making waffles and the power line went off, said Johnny Frank. He and his sisters were off from school Friday.
We were atDixie Drive, getting some paint. A friend of mine called me that a car went into our house, said Michael McMillon, whose home was hit by the chase suspect s car. He said, There is laws around your house, I said, Around my house? We just now started to remodel the house and then, all of a sudden, this here.
WhileCenterPoint worked to turn the lights back on, the Thomas family went to their grandma s house to keep cool.
Neighbors said they re all sick of the crime in the area.
This is everyday, all the time, same stuff, same neighborhood, said Crystal Boone, a neighbor.
At the end of the day, the suspects left a message.
They apologized, the officer said, butI m just glad they caught them and (hope they) learn a lesson, not to do this no more, said McMillon.
Luckily, no one was seriously hurt.