HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Police arrested a man after they say he stole a vehicle at a gas station and then fled on foot when approached by officers.
According to a release, a man left his 2006 Ford Explorer unattended at a gas station in Harlingen on Saturday at 8:12 a.m.
One minute later, a man entered the Ford Explorer and drove off with the vehicle, which police valued at $2 thousand.
Harlingen police spotted the vehicle two days later on Monday at 3 p.m. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused and attempted to evade police.
After a short pursuit, the man exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.
Harlingen police located the man a few minutes later hiding in a backyard.
Roberto Gonzalez, 29, was taken into custody and charged with theft of a motor vehicle and evading arrest.
Gonzalez was given a $7 thousand bond for these charges.
This case is under further investigation.