Man in reported stolen car leads police on short chase before crashing in SW Houston

The suspected car thief tried to flee police but was spotted hiding under a stairwell at the apartment complex.

March 13, 2014 4:52:28 AM PDT
Police say they didn't have to go far in the search for a stolen car because it came to them.

Officers had just taken a report for a stolen Honda Civic, when a vehicle matching the description passed by them. After a short chase, the suspect crashed the car into a gate at the San Lucas apartment complex on Glenmont near Rampart.

The suspect took off on foot. Police caught him a short time later. The suspect had to go to the hospital for injuries he suffered in the crash.

He's now facing car theft charges.

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