Suspect Allegedly Took HISD Officer's Gun (Doubtful He'll be Let Off With a Warning Now)
A traffic stop turned stupid when a suspect apparently decided that it was a good idea to try and take an HISD police officer's gun on Wednesday morning.
The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. when an officer made a traffic stop near Chavez High School.
We've all had traffic stops before (except for those few and proud with perfect driving records, but we're not talking about them right now.) The conversation usually goes:
Officer: "Do you know why I pulled you over?"
In your head you know it was for speeding, expired inspection, rolling through that stop sign or whatever, but you say: "No sir, I don't."
Then the officer takes your license and all that, and you sit in the car, miserable, but still hoping said officer will come back and say something about how this time was a warning.
Anyway, somewhere in this basic social interaction, the suspect allegedly decided to try and take an HISD officer's gun.
Weapon in hand, the suspect drove off in a white Mercury Marquis, according to KTRK. Both suspect and gun were respectively arrested and recovered when the suspect showed up and turned himself in at about 1:30 p.m. at Chavez High School, according to a release issued by HISD.
Criminal charges against the suspect, who is not a current HISD student, will be submitted to the District Attorney Office for consideration, according to the release.
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