Suspected Car Thief Crashes into Lufkin Motel, Video Released
According to a report from the Lufkin Police Department, Brandon Light, 30, was arrested late Tuesday night after he led officers on a short, high-speed chase in a vehicle he stole from Sun-N-Pines Motel. A woman said she was leaving the motel in the vehicle when Light, who she knows, removed the keys from the ignition. She said she then got out of the vehicle and began walking away with her purse when Light confronted her, yanked the purse from her shoulder and took the vehicle.
As officers arrived on scene, the vehicle - a white Chevy Equinox - pulled back into the parking lot. Officers approached the vehicle and told Light to stop, but he took off, headed north on Timberland Drive. The chase ended a short time later when Light crashed into a house and vehicle at the corner of Clark Avenue and Bowles Street.
The woman told officers she did not want to press charges against Light for taking her purse. Her husband, who was asleep at the time of the incident, said he did want to file charges against Light for stealing the vehicle and the damage he caused in the crash.