Man accused of holding up traffic for basketball game denied bail
Second player awaits court appearance
HOUSTON – It's another foul for the men charged with obstructing a highway after setting up a basketball game on the Gulf Freeway.
Court documents show that in April, Edward Gonzales, 25, stole 36 pairs of headphones from the Apple store at Memorial City Mall. Each pair is worth $199, totaling a value of $7,198.20.
His basketball partner, Roland Zepeda, 28, is accused of stealing two cameras in February in an unrelated case. The cameras are valued at less than $2,500
Zepeda appeared in court Monday morning for the theft charges. The judge denied his bond.
Gonzalez is also expected to appear in court Monday.
Zepeda and Gonzales were caught on camera shooting hoops with a children's basketball goal at Gulf Freeway and Broadway Avenue. The video has gone viral, according to the Houston Police Department.
Facebook user Monsee Cortes posted the video on June 1 with the caption, "Only in Houston."
The person recording the video panned over to show traffic. Drivers were honking their horns and driving around the basketball game.