In an early morning chase that could've been ripped straight from an action flick, Tarrant County became the backdrop for a police pursuit involving a brazen burglary suspect and the Fort Worth Police. The escapade blasted through the streets for over 30 minutes, finally ending in a crash and the suspect's arrest, as reported by The Dallas Morning News.
The pursuit kicked off around 1:15 a.m. when Crowley police hit up their Fort Worth counterparts to assist in hunting down a suspect piloting a black Chevrolet truck. The suspect was reportedly tearing north on Interstate 35W, prompting a robust response from Fort Worth’s Patrol Divisions, Gang Unit, and even the Air Support Unit. Despite the cops’ industrious attempts to bring the chase to a halt by using tire-deflation devices, the determined driver managed to keep the crippled truck limping along, according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Things, however, took a turn when the suspect lost control and rammed into a curb in the 3200 block of Hanger Avenue. In a desperate bid to evade capture, the suspect ditched the truck and bolted on foot, but his run for freedom was short-lived. He was snapped up by the authorities shortly before the witching hour of 2:00 a.m.
The rogue's wild joyride left him banged up enough to require check-in at a local hospital, while an officer also had to seek out medical attention for a minor injury sustained during the jerry-rigging of that tire-deflation device. It seemed that the only property damaged in the pursuit was the suspect’s ride itself. "The officer was injured when deployed the tire-deflation device," remarked the Fort Worth Police Department, as obtained by The Dallas Morning News.