A couple who deputies say had been breaking into mailboxes at a west side apartment complex are under arrest after they led officers on a wild chase through the city, reaching speeds of up to 120 miles an hour, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Deputies say when they arrived at the apartment complex off Marbach Road, the couple saw the officers and took off, speeding down Loop 1604 to Highway 90 to I-35, frequently driving the wrong way down the highways.
After the chase involved multiple law enforcement agencies, it finally ended when the couple lost control of their car on I-10 east of downtown. Both the man and the woman were taken into custody.
Mailbox theft has become a serious problem due to the prevalence of personal information that can be found in bills and other mailings, which can be used to steal victims' identities. The problem peaks this time of year, because mailboxes are also more likely to include federal income tax refund checks.