Police use Taser on man who tries to steal purse from accident victim in north Houston

A police officer stuns a man at an accident scene after he says the man simply walked up and stole a woman's purse from the wreckage.

March 27, 2014 3:39:29 AM PDT
Houston police had to use a Taser on a man they say was stealing at an accident scene in north Houston overnight.

The accident scene was on Airline and the 610 Loop. Police say a man walked up to the scene and tried to steal an accident victim's purse from the wreckage. When an officer tried to arrest the man, there was a scuffle.

A cab driver and wrecker driver jumped in to help the officer and that's when the Taser was deployed.

The suspect is in jail. No one was seriously hurt.

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