HOUSTON -- The search was on early Monday for two suspects accused of using a sledgehammer and crowbar to bust through the wall of a north Houston game room, police said.
Officers with the Houston Police Department said they responded to a silent alarm on E. Crosstimbers at Bauman around 2:30 a.m.
The first officer on the scene found a male at the back of the strip center trying to break through the back wall. When the officer tried to stop him, the suspect took off on foot. The officer discharged his Taser, but the weapon did not make full contact with the suspect. Police said the suspect then jumped a fence and ran away.
A second suspect jumped out of a nearby car and also ran away on foot.
Police said they were able to find one of the men hiding at a home less than a block away. The second man remained on-the-run.
After he was handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, the captured suspect told KHOU 11 News cameras he had nothing to do with the break-in.
The men never made it inside the game room, but they made a sizable hole in its back wall.
"That's a lot of damage to the property," said the friend of the game room's owner. "I don't know what the landlord is going to think."