Paintball Chase Goes Awry in Houston

Two men crash SUV into house trying to elude bar owner
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2009 8:00 PM CST
Paintball Chase Goes Awry in Houston
Paintball enthusiasts got a little out of hand.   (Shutterstock)

Not your master criminals, these two. A pair of Houston-area men nearly drove their SUV straight through a house as they tried to elude an angry bar owner, the Houston Chronicle reports. What set this off? They had plastered the owner's truck with paintballs after getting bounced from his bar. The occupants of the home escaped serious injury, and the two men, ages 18 and 21, face charges of intoxicated assault and felony criminal mischief.

It's not clear exactly how fast they were driving, but a neighbor says the Chevy Suburban blasted through the front door and stopped only after breaking through the back wall of the house. One of the men tried to escape before police arrived, to no avail, thanks to the bar owner and his trusty bouncer. “He was resisting and they were trying to get control of him and for a minute they were beating the crap out of him,” the neighbor said. (More Houston stories.)

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