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

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Posted at 8:45 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 08:42:53-05

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.