HOUSTON – A woman is in custody after police say she was caught shoplifting from a Ross Dress For Less in North Houston near IH-45 and Airline Drive.
According to the Houston Police Department, the woman, 57, entered the discount store around 9 p.m. Monday and began shopping.
She would put items into plastic bags and take them out to her vehicle before returning to the store to repeat the process, police said.
When store employees caught on, police said they confronted the woman, who said she would pay for the products, but instead threw down $150 worth of merchandise, got into her vehicle and fled the scene.
According to authorities, they tried to get the woman to stop, but she refused and a pursuit ensued.
The chase ended on Brock Street near Telephone when the woman hit a dead end, police said.
HPD officers had to physically pull the woman out of her vehicle after she refused to get out, even at gunpoint, police said.
According to authorities, the woman had over $2,000 worth of stolen merchandise in her vehicle.
There were no injuries reported during the incident. She was charged with felony theft, police said.