Suspected Car Burglar Arrested After Trying to Hide in Drainage Ditch

Police arrested a suspected vehicle burglar after he tried to hide in a drainage ditch in Rockwall early Wednesday morning, police say.

Grand Prairie police tracked a man in a stolen car to Rockwall about 1:30 a.m.

Rockwall police continued the chase as he drove through the city this morning, police say.

The driver was spotted in the 1000 block of E. Interstate-30, ditched the vehicle and ran into a drainage pipe to try to escape, police said.

A SWAT team went into the pipe and took him into custody about 7:30 a.m.

The man was not injured, but was "wet and cold," Rockwall Police Sgt. Jeff Welch said.

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