Speeding Car, Burning Checks

A man is behind bars after what turned out to be a bizarre chase across parts of Northeast Bexar County early Tuesday Morning.

We’re told it all began when a Deputy spotted a car at a mobile home park off of Walzem Road.

“He saw a vehicle taking off that was speeding” James Keith with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office told KTSA News, adding “He attempted to stop the vehicle… it led the Deputy on a pursuit that lasted roughly thirty minutes.”

And along the way, Keith said things got very interesting.

“Throughout this pursuit, people in the vehicle were seen throwing out checks that were set on fire” Keith said.

Once the car finally was stopped, Keith said Deputies got a better idea of why it may have been trying to get away from them.

“There were roughly 140 checks that had different names, and about twenty different credit cards inside the vehicle” Keith said. A number of computers and IPads were also recovered from inside the car.

Now, Keith said deputies have a whole host of new questions to answer.

“This is something we’re going to continue to investigate. We now have to determine if this was part of a bigger set-up where they were running a counterfeit operation” Keith said.

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