HPD dive team captures Chick-fil-A burglary suspect hiding on island at SW Houston park

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston police dive team has captured a Chick-fil-A burglary suspect who was hiding on an island after he led officers on a foot chase in southwest Houston.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Usasveus Austin, was trying to break into the safe at the Chick-fil-A in the 6800 block of West Sam Houston Parkway.

Police said he used a circular saw to smash out a window from the front of the restaurant and was talking on the phone during the break in.

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Witnesses called police and told officers that they saw him run out of the building around 3 a.m.

When police arrived at the restaurant, they told him to stop. Instead, the suspect ran off into a field, jumped into a retention pond at Arthur Storey Park and hid on the island.

The Houston police dive team used a small boat to reach the island and arrested the suspect around 6:30 a.m. Officers say they used a K9 officer to find the suspect on the island because he had covered himself in mud and brush.

Police said the man had an open warrant for another burglary.

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