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Wanted man leads police on wild foot chase

Suspect breaks into home, steals T-shirt, leaves

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A man wanted for his third offense of family violence was arrested but not before he led police on a foot pursuit on the city's West Side.

According to the San Antonio Police Department, police were trying to execute a felony warrant and initially the man cooperated.

"The individual, the actor, had second thoughts. He began struggling with the officer as the officer was trying to make a lawful arrest at which time he broke contact with the officer and started running," said Sgt. Michael Garcia.

During the struggle with police, the suspect lost his shirt. He then ran down the 4100 block of El Paso Street and broke into a nearby home.

"So far we know for sure he broke into one house. We are following up on a possible second house," said Garcia.

The family inside was cooking dinner when they heard the man coming through the window. They were surprised by what he was after.

"He just went into our laundry room and took my son's shirts from there," said the homeowner.

Decked out in a new blue T-shirt, the suspect again took off on foot. He was later caught at Las Palmas Mall inside a Family Dollar. Nobody was injured during the pursuit.

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