SUGAR LAND, Texas - Sugar Land police on Wednesday arrested a 17-year-old man who ran from officers after they pulled him over.
Police charged Dante Price with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and evading.
Officers stopped Price at Austin Parkway and Mesquite about 8:30 a.m. because he was talking on a cell phone in a school zone. Price got out of the GMC sport utility vehicle he was driving and ran, said police.
"He ran across the median and ran in front of me. I slammed on my breaks," said a woman who was headed to First Colony Middle School after he son texted her, saying it was locked down. "If it had been five more feet, I would have hit him. We made eye contact. He went to the fence [and] scaled the fence. "
Police later determined the SUV was stolen out of Houston.
Police searched in the Settlers Park subdivision for Price, causing the Fort Bend Independent School District to suspend outdoor activities at five schools for a few hours.
Police broke down their perimeter about 10:30 a.m.
"We broke down the perimeter to give him an opportunity to come out," said Sugar Land Police Lt. John Bauer. "We had some other units in the area. It was a resident that called in a suspicious person."
An officer in an unmarked vehicle found Price walking down a street about an hour later.
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