Man accused of driving stolen car

Car spotted by officer in unmarked HPD unit

Published On: Jan 31 2013 07:02:11 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 31 2013 08:22:07 AM CST

A man is in custody after a short chase off the Southwest Freeway.

An unmarked Houston police unit started following a car after officers said it came up stolen around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

The officer waited for a marked patrol car to assist with the traffic stop.

Investigators said when the officers pulled the car over in a hotel off the Southwest Freeway and Weslayan, the driver jumped out and ran away.

The man was captured and arrested after short foot chase. His name has not been released.