Police: Teen steals cigarillos, leads chase

Published On: Mar 13 2013 10:50:57 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2013 05:59:31 PM CDT

A 17-year-old girl steals a pack of $1.20 cigarillos from a convenience store and leads the store owner and police on a chase. Phil Archer reports.


A 17-year-old girl stole a pack of $1.20 cigarillos from a convenience store and was arrested after a police chase, investigators said.

Pearland police said Temira Haywood went to the Phillips 66 gas station in the 4800 block of West Broadway about 10 a.m. on Wednesday and tried to buy cigarillos. The clerk asked Haywood for a valid identification card, but Haywood didn't have one, investigators said.

Detectives said the clerk refused to sell the cigarillos to Haywood. Haywood then grabbed a single pack of cigarillos and ran out of the store, police said.

The clerk ran after Haywood, and the owner of the store then showed up. The store owner then got his in car and chased Haywood, police said.

Investigators said the store owner called 911 and he caught up with Haywood around the 2000 block of Mykawa. The store owner somehow told Haywood he was on the phone with police and demanded that she stop, detectives said.

Haywood pulled in front of the store owner's car and then backed up, hitting the store owner's car, police said. Haywood then got out of the car, armed with a screwdriver or a hammer, investigators said. A short time later, Haywood got back into her car and drove away, police said.

Police said they spotted Haywood speeding on Mykawa and tried to pull her over. The officer chased Haywood and she eventually crashed into a tree near the intersection of Mykawa and Orem, police said.

Haywood will face charges of evading arrest and robbery, police said.


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