Driver steals car at gunpoint, crashes into pool in northwest Harris County, deputies say

HOUSTON – Harris County sheriff’s deputies said they are looking for a person who led them on a pursuit before crashing into a family’s fence and landing in their pool Friday.

Deputies said the crash happened just after 3:15 a.m. on Walters Road and Briarchase Drive in northwest Harris County.

According to investigators, the driver held a woman at gunpoint and stole her Honda CR-V while at a gas station around 1 a.m.

“The woman said when she was sitting in her car at the original carjacking, she looks up and there’s a gun pointed right at her head inches away from her face, so she was definitely scared for her life,” said KW Cote, with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Cote said the woman was not hurt during the incident, but she is still shaken up.

Deputies said the person then drove by as they were getting the woman’s statement. Authorities said the driver led them on a brief chase before crashing into a fence and then into the pool.

Driver steals car at gunpoint, crashes into pool in northwest Harris County, deputies say (KPRC 2)

Deputies said a passenger was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Deputies said they had to get in the pool to save the passenger. That passenger has since been detained.

A significant amount of damage has been done to the family’s fence. The driver fled the scene but deputies believe the person is hiding in the neighborhood.

Driver steals car at gunpoint, crashes into pool in northwest Harris County, deputies say (KPRC 2)

A wrecker was able to get the vehicle out of the pool.

A wrecker was able to get a vehicle out of a pool in northwest Harris County on Friday, August 6, 2021. (KPRC 2)
A wrecker was able to get a vehicle out of a pool in northwest Harris County on Friday, August 6, 2021. (KPRC 2)

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