East Texas man in jail for vehicle theft

TYLER, TX (KSLA) – A Tyler, Texas man is behind bars after being accused of stealing a car, hitting another vehicle, fleeing the scene, and breaking into someone's home.

Tyler Police say Theodore O'Brien was doing yard work Wednesday September 1st, when he stole his employer's Mercedes.

Officer's say O'Brien hit a car and kept going for another few minutes before bailing out of the car. He ran into a nearby house, where Police found him hiding in a closet.