Posted on August 14, 2014 at 5:26 PM
Thursday, Aug 14 at 5:50 PM
HOUSTON (KHOU) -- An apparent police impersonator and robber got away after crashing during a pursuit in southwest Houston early Thursday.
Deputy constables with Harris County Precinct 7 said it all happened around 2:30 a.m. on Summit Ridge at River Bluff.
A constable first stopped the suspect in a Toyota on W. Orem for a traffic violation. The suspect showed the constable a badge and claimed he was with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
The constable, sensing something was wrong, went back to his vehicle to run the suspect's plates. The officer realized the plates belonged to another vehicle, and returned to the suspect to confront him.
The suspect hit the gas and slammed into a parked truck on Summit Ridge. The homeowner heard the noise and came outside, only to find the suspect pointing a gun at him.
By the time the constable caught up, the suspect had already jumped a fence and ran through yards to get away.
No shots were fired, and no injuries were reported.
Inside the suspect's vehicle constables said they found a gun clip and gun holster along with stolen credit cards and drivers licenses.
It's believed the man is responsible for several aggravated robberies in which he robbed people using the fake badge to trick his victims.