HOUSTON (KTRK) --Incredible surveillance video captured a man stealing a guitar worth hundreds of dollars - right in front of several employees. Investigators are still looking for the guy and they need your help.
Wednesday, October 19, Hugh Meyer was in the back of his store, Texas Music Emporium, when he says he heard an employee up front scream. Surveillance video shows, instead of paying for his guitar, the man took off running and didn't stop. Four workers chased after him, including Meyer, but the thief tore out of the parking lot knocking Meyer over with his car in the process.
"I couldn't get in the car so I was just trying to get a hold of him somehow," Meyer told ABC13.
This happened around 5:30 in the afternoon. The thief got away and more than a week later, investigators are still looking for him. Meyer hopes that by sharing the video and showing what happened, he won't stay under the radar for much longer.
"The reason we do this-we are not going to be rock stars-this is fun for us to do. We have been fortunate to have a great business for 30 years here and it just sours you pretty bad," Meyer said.
The workers say the man had dark brown hair, wore glasses, and that baseball hat scene in the video. He drove a Pontiac 4-door Grand Am or Grand Prix from the mid-2000s. The car had paper plates and no one got a look at the number.
The guitar stolen is model number: LTD ESP EC401CHS. It is black matte with black hardware. The serial number is IW15090359. Meyer has alerted several local pawn shops to be on the lookout.
If you have any information about what happened, call the Harris County Sheriff's Office.