Carjacking Leads To High Speed Chase - South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Carjacking Leads To High Speed Chase

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Some tense moments after police from Corpus Christi and Portland, were involved in a high speed chase.

Police say the chase started when two parents went inside a local motel and left their 9-year old child inside the car.

Corpus Christi Police Officer Roberto Casas says it was a crime of opportunity, "It was just an opportunity for him, the owner of the vehicle left the car running her son was in the car and he took the vehicle."

Police say the suspect stole the car at a convenience on North Shoreline and police tracked the car down being driven on Alameda. That's when the chase took off.

The suspect then drove the car over the Harbor Bridge and back. Portland Police were notified when the suspect entered their jurisdiction. The suspect refused to stop for Portland officers as well.

The chase eventually came to a stop when the vehicle's engine burned out.

"Portland picked him up from evading and they are going to take him back and magistrate him from there and booked in over there," says CCPD Officer Casas.

The suspect is behind bars in the San Patricio County Jail and faces charges of auto burglary as well as evading arrest.

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