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Grandma runs over accomplice with U-Haul in getaway, police say

Posted at 10:45 PM, Jan 22, 2020

Diawannah Corstera Thomas, 54, is accused of running over her accomplice while trying to getaway from police in Houston, KTRK reported.

Police told KTRK that Thomas was the driver of a U-Haul while three men allegedly were breaking into a food mart. An off-duty officer witnessed the burglary and called for backup.

The U-Haul then took off and led police on a 25-mile chase, prosecutors said.

During the chase, one of the suspects left the U-Haul. Another suspect was run over by the rear tires after clinging onto the side mirror.

She was charged with a count of murder.

KTRK reported that Thomas is a grandmother to seven.