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Boss talks exployee into surrendering to Texas police

Published On: Sep 02 2013 02:35:52 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 02 2013 02:36:09 PM CDT

HOUSTON, Texas -

HOUSTON (AP) - Texas authorities say they dialed a man's boss for assistance in persuading his employee to end a 70-mile high-speed chase.
    
Police say Lionel Rodriguez took off when officers stopped him for a traffic violation in Willis, 45 miles north of Houston.
    
They say Rodriguez then fled at speeds exceeding 100 mph until he was stopped near Pearland, a southeastern Houston suburb.
    
Rodriguez called the police dispatcher, told them that he was a wanted felon and that he wanted police to kill him.
    
The dispatcher made a three-way call with the suspect's boss who persuaded him to stop.
    
Jail records show Rodriguez is being held at the Montgomery County Jail, the county where the chase began.