Houston Man Arrested for Stealing Fire Chief’s SUV

Houston, you have a problem.

A man was arrested after he damaged an apartment complex’s leasing office, set it on fire, stole the fire chief’s SUV and led police on a chase that ended at a bar near Hobby Airport, according to a report from Click2Houston.com.

The incident began Sunday night around 10:30 p.m., the report noted, at an apartment complex on East Medical Center Boulevard at Feather Craft Lane. Police say the man used an ax in an attempt to destroy the leasing office before he set it ablaze, which took crews from the Webster Fire Department and Nassau Bay Fire to extinguish.

Authorities said they were in the process of arresting the man when he escaped through an open window, ran around the complex, jumped in the Nassau Bay Fire Chief’s SUV and drove off. The ensuing chase ended in the parking lot of a sports bar near Hobby Airport in southeast Houston, according to the report. The man then jumped out of the vehicle and was later found in the parking lot of a nearby hotel.

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