HOUSTON – A Houston police officer is in the hospital after he got injured while chasing a group of catalytic convertor thieves in southwest Houston early Friday.
According to HPD, undercover officers found the suspects stealing catalytic convertors in a city yard near Bingle and Highway 290.
The suspects fled as the officers attempted to stop them.
After a short pursuit, the suspects eventually stopped at Beechnut and 59 where they attempted to flee on foot.
All three were taken into custody, but an officer was clipped by a patrol vehicle, injuring his knee.
Five catalytic convertors were also recovered from the bed of the truck.