Thief crashes into grandma's house

December 22, 2008 2:59:08 PM PST
A would-be purse thief picked the wrong woman to rob on Monday morning.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

"The young lady had enough presence of mind to write down the plate number of the vehicle, called the police. Once we arrived on the scene, we ran the plate for registration. The registration came back to this address on Bostick Street in Northeast Houston," said Houston Police Sargent Charles Hurley.

Officers went to the house and the suspect sped off. A chase ensued during which time he hit one car and injured the elderly driver inside.

Officers lost the suspect but found him again a short time later back at the same house which turned out to be his grandmother's house. They were surprised to see the suspect had wrecked his car into the side of the house. He was promptly arrested.

Police say they found the woman's purse and the handgun the suspect used to hit the woman.

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