Teen Stuffed in Car’s Trunk – Apparent Kidnapping Caught on Tape in Harris County

Courtesy HCSO

TOMBALL (Covering Katy News) – Harris County Sheriff’s Office is releasing surveillance video in hopes of identifying two juvenile males chasing a third juvenile and placing him in the trunk of a vehicle before the apparent captors drove off.

Deputies were called to the Popeye’s restaurant located at 22534 Tomball Parkway on Monday, January 8, 2018, at around 6:15 p.m. and customer told an employee that a black Toyota Corolla pulled into the parking lot of the store and a white male juvenile 12 to 16 years of age, 5’4 to 5’6 in height and weighing 120-140 pounds exited the driver-side passenger seat and was running around in the parking lot.

The male was wearing blue shorts, a blue and white shirt with lettering on the front.

A second juvenile male is driving the vehicle and exits to chase the male on foot after opening the trunk of the car. He is described as a Hispanic juvenile 16-20 years of age, 5’7 to 5’9 in height and weighing 250-300 pounds.

He was wearing long black shorts and a dark shirt.

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A third Hispanic juvenile male is seen getting out of the front passenger and opening the trunk.

He also begins chasing the male around the parking lot.

There is also a fourth male in the vehicle that never exited it, but did open the trunk again, after the possible victim closed it as he ran past.

The young man was eventually caught and placed in the car’s trunk before it drove away.

Anyone who can help identify these three individuals is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide unit at 713-274-9100.

“Again we are stressing the need to know if this was a prank or a possible crime,” said a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.