DPS: K9 finds car theft suspect hiding in shed

A dangerous suspect on the run was hiding out in a home near 23rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road while the homeowner was inside.

SWAT officers had the house surrounded after the suspect ran inside through an unlocked door in an attempt to flee from the police.  It took a Department of Public Safety K9 to flush him out and get him into handcuffs.

The house is not the suspect's home, nor did it belong to anyone the suspect knows -- just a random house -- all while the homeowner was inside the entire time.

The homeowner was upstairs when police say the suspect, possibly armed with a gun, ran through his house.

"A little shaken up by it," said Louis Richardson, who was asleep after working the night shift when he received a strange phone call from his stepson.

"I was asleep and they woke me up and said, this is going to sound really weird, but they think there's somebody in the house and you should come out."

When Richardson came out of his house, he saw his neighborhood teaming with police activity.

DPS tells FOX 10 they were looking for a man driving a stolen vehicle.  When they spotted the car, the man jumped out and began running through the neighborhood.

"They don't know if he ran through the house or through the backyard, but they know he ran through our backyard and then jumped on to one of the planters and over the fence," said Richardson.

SWAT was called in to canvas the area.  Take a look at the video from SkyFOX -- you can see K9 units enter a shed in the backyard and just a few minutes later, authorities were able to arrest the man they were searching for.

For the neighbors here, they're just glad everything ended peacefully.

The suspect's name has not been released by DPS.  They say he has served time in prison.

Authorities say the female passenger in the vehicle was questioned about the case and not arrested.
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