BORGER, Texas (AP) — Authorities in West Texas say a man fleeing from sheriff’s deputies caused nearly $1 million in damage at a chemical plant when he crashed a pickup through several gates and ran inside.
Hutchinson County Sheriff Kirk Coker told the Amarillo Globe-News that 22-year-old Angel Vasquez slammed into the gates Sunday at a Chevron Phillips plant in Borger, northeast of Amarillo.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
The sheriff says a deputy earlier had attempted to pull over the stolen pickup Vasquez was driving but Vasquez fled and later drove through the gates.READ MORE: Officials: Man Suspected Of Making Threats Against Texas Lawmakers Arrested
Coker says he tried to hide inside the plant and eventually was found in possession of up to $15,000 worth of Chevron Phillips radios.
He was being held Monday at the Hutchinson County jail on theft and other charges.MORE NEWS: State Fair Offers Hundreds Of Free Acts, Shows And Exhibits
It’s not clear if he has an attorney.