By Kevin Daley
A high drama fugitive chase came to an end in Houston Tuesday afternoon, when an HPD officer landed his police helicopter near a suspect fleeing authorities and wrestled him to the ground.
Local news reports the unidentified suspect was allegedly involved in the burglary of a Houston area home early Tuesday afternoon. Police were dispatched to the residence by a crime in progress call. Two suspects bolted the property in a vehicle, pursued by police. Shortly thereafter, the suspects abandoned the car and fled in separate directions. (RELATED: Man FREAKS OUT, Throws Feces At Judge)
One of the suspects fled into an open field, an HPD SUV and tactical helicopter at his back. The SUV clipped the fugitive who continued on, undeterred.
That’s when Officer Jeff Serpas landed the helicopter, landing slightly to the suspect’s left in a bid to outmaneuver him. Officer Steven Borgstedte burst out of the chopper, helmet on, and wrestled the fugitive into submission.
During the confrontation, Borgstedte declined to brandish his weapon, neutralizing the suspect under his own strength.
“Once I tackled him on the ground, he got up and started resisting. My weapon was disabled and it became in the struggle and it became, so I got rid of it and fought him until the other officer helped me take him into custody,” he told local media.
The identities of the two suspects have not yet been released.
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