• Jun 23rd 2014 at 9:51AM
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Father-Daughter Duo Catch Burglars In Wild Car Chase

A father and daughter team chased down the men who burglarized their Houston, Texas, home Friday, and ended up facing the thieves in a game of chicken they won't soon forget.

Kevin Smith was just getting home from a business trip when he and his daughter Alana saw a red pickup truck pull out of their driveway, CNN reports. Alana's sister Kara had been home at the time. When Kara didn't answer her cell phone the two feared the worst and began following the truck. Smith recorded the chase as his daughter drove.

Twice the suspects threw their truck into reverse, smashing into the front of the Smith's Audi A8. Alana and her father were undeterred however and they eventually cornered the thieves. Desperate, they swung the truck around and headed straight for the Smith's front end.

The head-on crash pushed both cars into a ditch. Smith called the police and two of the three men were arrested. They are now facing criminal charges. Kevin and Alana suffered minor injuries, but were able to retrieve televisions and laptops from the truck that had been taken from their home. Alana's sister was also found safe.




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      curmudgeon331
      • 1 Year Ago
      Huston surgeon and daughter play chicken with thieves" ..... Uh, it's spelled HOUSTON dorks!!!! The quality of news-journalism here would get a continuous "F" grade from Father Lee at St. Thomas University. GIVE ME A BREAK.... misspelling the name of the 4th largest city in the country!?!?!?!
        jccalcourt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @curmudgeon331
        You can thank our great worthless UNION teachers for todays STUPID kids..
      chuck
      • 1 Year Ago
      how many years did these punks get?
      LookyHere
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope the charges include attempted murder. These theives are a danger to the public and need to be locked up for life.
      PM
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am sure beyond the burglary charges they will get felonious assault charges too..lets hope they dont plea down and just get the burglary.
      kissme111.bill
      • 1 Year Ago
      I say good for them, it is a risky move but this time the result was positive and I am sure the 3rd person will be caught soon I am glad they we not harmed and also were able to help the police catch a criminal, now it is up to the court system to do its job and jail their asses.
      gunsnnovas
      • 1 Year Ago
      To be quite frank, most of the "paradises" that exist due to "removing guns" are shams. In Europe, many crimes must be adjudicated before they are placed in the statistics. Then again, they use different definitions than the US in several categories, as well. Then, there's the ever-popular dodge of "political crimes", which is how the violence of Northern Ireland, a British state, never seemed to have it's statistics entered into the British crime stats. Several European countries follow the political crime line. THEY determine which are the political crimes, removing homicides, violent assaults, and even robberies from the national criminal statistics. Britain, that favored example, is guilty of this. They also have reported huge increases in violent crime since their latest "ban", while the other European countries are seeing drops in their statistics. Australia has a near-by neighbor, also a Commonwealth partner, in New Zealand. New Zealand never implemented gun bans, but their crime stats have fallen even more than those of Australia in homicide and violence. Their research arrived at the conclusion that disarming the LAW-ABIDING has no true effect on crime rates. Funny how that "common sense" conclusion is studiously avoided by those who would remove firearms from every society. America has a large population of firearms, which has grown in response to media driven, and gun control hysteria about rising crime, and violence. Look to the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013 for the actual facts, and they show that violent crime has FALLEN for the past twenty years running. Now, unlike Europe, where suicides, police shootings, and adjudicated self-defense use of guns are factored out of the statistics, America lumps them all together, another apples-to-oranges comparison. The gun-banners have been trying to ban "assault rifles" for decades. They are, according to them, "the weapon of choice" by criminals, and anyone else that they can name. Truth is, all rifles, of all types account for fewer than 400 deaths. That includes accidental shootings, and suicides. Not many choices were apparently made. Shotguns account for even fewer. It is also apparent that the media, and the gun banners, will down-play facts when they don't serve them, as well. In the California shooting of recent media turmoil, the man started his rampage by stabbing three people to death, he then shot three people, and ran down eight in his BMW. The lives of those he stabbed haven't been mentioned in the diatribes, nor are the names of those who he ran down mentioned. Instead, a grieving, and selfish, father, making what amounts to truly senseless claims that others but the killer were responsible, got the air time. It is beyond contemptible that the other victims remain nameless and faceless because of political manipulation on the part of the media. faceless
        terbob3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @gunsnnovas
        Very well stated. But even this will get twisted out of context somehow.
      • 1 Year Ago
      were the suspects black most likely
        • 1 Year Ago
        And when the story is about a pedophile, mass murderer, bomber, cannibal, school shooter, or just pure evil exposed, I expect to see your asinine comment as well as a reply from the other jacka--s = blackbelt, pointing out that they obviously had to be white. Because we all know who does all the real evil shi- ! Stealing is wrong, but a walk in the park compared to the above list wouldn't you agree?
        blackbelt.ron
        • 1 Year Ago
        You are now allowed to ask that question ---- but yes, yes they were - and in a stolen truck (FYI)
      TKB
      • 1 Year Ago
      I admire their guts. Thank God it ended the way it did and they weren't injured or worse. Maybe those thieves will learn a lesson from this. Who knows?
        tiffanypiano1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TKB
        I doubt that the thieves will learn a lesson from this, TKB. Once bad, always bad. They were not raised by good parents.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay Strubberg needs to learn how to pronounce "Audi". Proper pronunciation aids credibility. Some people are journalists and some are just monitor readers who can't even do that well.
      • 1 Year Ago
      A bullet to the head will take care of these worthless pieces of crap!
      jccalcourt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why no names or pics ,were they Illegal undocumented Democrat voters?
      bruelkjaer
      • 1 Year Ago
      They totally did the right thing. Good for them!
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