The man who led police on a high-speed chase through three Texas counties is scheduled to appear in court this Friday. Mohamed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba was the subject of a 100 mph police chase after stealing a white Dodge Hellcat.
Abu-Shlieba started the chase in Harris County then moved through Chambers County and Jefferson County without stopping. On Highway 73 Abu-Shlieba attempted to escape arrest by pulling over and running into a large field of brush. The clearing he ran through was near Veloia Environmental Services treatment complex and was west of Beaumont. Authorities believe the reason he stopped the pursuit was because he was out of gas.
A troubling event happened once Abu-Shlieba was captured. Managing attorney Tyler Flood explains why with the following statement: “He was cooperating and peacefully when they placed him in the car. And then he goes and punches him in the throat. Then he grabs him in the throat. That’s really disturbing and hard to watch.”
Currently, no one knows why the law enforcement agent punched Abu-Shlieba. However, several news outlets have investigated and stated it won’t affect Abu-Shlieba’s case. This is because Abu-Shlieba already had a number of warrants out for his arrest, including felonies. He was also on probation for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. Currently, there’s no news of Abu-Shlieba being under the influence of controlled substances or alcohol.
The experience may have been overwhelming, but Abu-Shlieba didn’t seem to be too concerned. The man was seen joking with police after capture stating he “Let y’all catch up with me” after he ran out of fuel.