Man leads police on chase to save his mom an inconvenience

ABC13 Eyewitness News
Date: February 5, 2004


A driver led police on a high speed chase across Houston right over the noon hour, all to do his mom a favor.

It all began about 10 minutes before noon. Police tried to pull the suspect over on I-10 near Normandy. Apparently the man knew there were warrants out for his arrest, so he didn't stop right away.

The chase reached speeds of over 80 miles per hour, as the suspect led police across much of Houston's east side, then down to the South Loop. He appeared very calm throughout the episode.

The chase ended very peacefully at a strip center on the South Loop near Stella Link. The man, who was alone in the vehicle, calmly parked the car in a spot and waited for police. He gave up without any further resistance.

The suspect apparently was driving his mother's Toyota MR2 and he didn't want it to be towed, since he knew he would be arrested. He drove it to the location where his mother works and gave up there. Police have reportedly obliged his request to not tow the car and inconvenience his mother.

No injuries or accidents were reported during the chase. No word yet on what charges the man faces.



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