HOUSTON -- His truck is built Ford tough, but Mickey Murley is even tougher.

When I saw them take off, I had to end it, said Murley.

When he pulled up to his house at 4:30 a.m., he saw two men in black jumpsuits hop into a van and speed off, cutting through a ditch.Murley followed, and what the burglars didn t realize was that they would soon encounter another ditch.

I pushed them off the road, said Murley. The van swerved to the right, hit the ditch and did a sideways flip, and their shoes were in the road.Their shoes came off.

The burglars fled and jumped a fence.The van had been stolen a short time earlier during another burglary.

This was an elderly female, said Lt. Dan Norris, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Sheriff s Office. Someone had entered her home in the middle of the night, and she was scared.They told her to stay down and not look and she didn t.

She wasn t injured, and neither was Murley, but you have to ask yourself, what was the 24-year-old thinking?

Honestly, he said, I was more worried about telling my dad I had to use my truck to run some people off the road, but I had to do what I had to do, really. I m tired of it.

Burglars beware.

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