Video: Assistant Police Chief ‘Hanging’ on to Shoplifting Suspect’s Fleeing Car

A brazen and ultimately successful getaway by two suspected shoplifters in Texas was captured on video, with a police officer on the hood of the car. A security camera outside of the Active Athlete store off I-10 and Federal captured off-duty Bridge City Assistant Police Chief Brad Frye hanging on to the suspect’s car hood.

This began around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday at a shopping center at 1050 Federal near the East Freeway. Houston police said Chief Frye was in full uniform at Harbor Freight Tools when he witnessed someone shoplifting. In the surveillance video, you can see Frye walking out of the store behind two people.

Moments after that, HPD said the chief tried to detain the suspects, but they did not comply and drove forward. Investigators say Frye told them he jumped on the hood of the car to avoid getting hit… ABC13 Eyewitness News

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