In Harris County, Texas, the best time to commit a crime is in the middle of a hot summer. Harris County law enforcement lost a suspect today and decided to let him go after it got too hot to continue.
Perhaps smoking marijuana gives you some sort of super human tolerance to high temperatures.
HOUSTON—The manhunt for a suspect who escaped from custody in northwest Harris County Thursday was called off due to the extreme heat, authorities said.
Harris County deputies arrested the suspect for possession of marijuana around 11:20 a.m. in the 1700 block of FM 1960. They were transporting him to the Cypresswood Substation about an hour later, to question him about a robbery earlier in the week, when he got out of his plastic handcuffs and bolted into the Wimbledon Estates neighborhood.
Officers set up a perimeter around Cypresswood and Stuebner Airline and used K-9 units in an effort to track the suspect, but they were unsuccessful.
The search was called off after the heat began to take its toll on the K-9 units and deputies. One deputy had to be treated for heat exhaustion.
The suspect is said to be around 6 feet, 3 inches tall, with a thin build and hair in tightly curled ponytails. He was wearing a black shirt and black jeans at the time of his escape.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the HCSO at 713-967-5810.