Report of meat theft leads to police chase
Kemah police arrested a man they said fled from a Wal-Mart with stolen steaks and ribs and led police on a chase down Texas 146.
Gilbert Trevino Jr. is charged with a Class B misdemeanor count of theft and a felony count of evading arrest using a motor vehicle, Kemah police said.
Trevino was arrested on Feb. 4 after Kemah police received a call that a shoplifter had fled from the Kemah Wal-Mart in a truck. Police said they located the vehicle on Texas 146 but couldn't get the driver to pull over and he eventually stopped at an RV park in Bacliff.
Police said the man then fled on foot and hid under a house in the 200 block of Kansas, where he was found and taken into custody.
Trevino's arrest by Kemah police prompted another Wal-Mart in League City to report an attempted meat theft there as well.
League City police say the Wal-Mart at 1701 W. FM 646 reported that on Feb. 2 employees caught a man trying to sneak out $350 worth of meat -- beef, chicken, spare ribs and ribeye steaks -- in a shopping cart. Police said when confronted, he fled without the meat.
It sounded like this guy was getting ready for a barbecue," said League City Police Lt. Bruce Whitten.
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