Posted: Dec 22, 2012 5:41 PM by Mitch Bryan
Updated: Feb 7, 2013 4:22 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Corpus Christi police put a wanted man behind bars after he led police on a chase through the city's Westside. The topless troublemaker had nothing to say to our cameras as police stuck him in the back of their car.
Police say he man led them on a car chase, after hitting one of their police cruisers.
It all started at a home on the 500 block of Rosewood. A witness told us she knows the suspect.
"His name is Benny Alvarez. And he's just out there to destroy," the woman said.
According to the witness, Alvarez struck a woman at the home before pushing past a child and jumping into his SUV.
But his trail of violence wasn't over. The witness says Benny used his SUV as a battering ram and smashed this car several times before police arrived.
"He was just backing up and he led them on a chase. Caused a big old accident."
Spooked by the police, Alvarez backed up into this police car before speeding off, weaving through residential streets and running red lights.
After a few minutes, officers were told to back off a bit and let the suspect calm down behind the wheel.
With my head cam rolling, I managed to pull up just as police caught up with Alvarez and slapped the cuffs on him.
Officers say Alvarez was wanted on a warrant and now will also be charged with evading police, assault on an officer, criminal mischief and possible family violence charges.
Officers say they still aren't sure if alcohol or drugs caused Alvarez's odd behavior. And by the way, the officer in the car that was hit is fine, there's minimal damage to his cruiser.
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