Did you know Interstate 90, which runs through Illinois, spans from Seattle, Washington to Boston, Massachusetts?

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A Poplar Grove, Illinois man knows this or at least he should considering he was recently busted in Charlton, Massachusetts. He was busted at Charlton Service Plaza, which is a 15-hour drive from Boone County Family Restaurant in Poplar Grove.

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WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED?

Well, the Illinois man must have been tired after stealing a car, allegedly. Massachusetts police spotted the reportedly stolen vehicle and approached it. In the back seat, they spotted the 48-year-old man taking a snoozer. It was around 7:30 in the morning so perhaps he decided to catch some zzz's to recharge.

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

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According to the police report, police spotted the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor and a man sleeping in the backseat. When he woke up and noticed the police he apparently couldn't find the keys to the vehicle. I wonder where they could be been?

Interestingly enough, the man refused to unlock the doors, mysteriously found the keys in the ignition, started the car and took off on an impromptu joy ride.

TIP: DON'T STEAL CARS AND THEN FLEE THE SCENE

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This turned into a high-speed chase at a max of 110 miles per hour that stretched 80 miles. Eventually, the suspect hit the police department's tire deflation device, blowing one of the tires. The drama didn't end at that point.

The vehicle stopped three miles from the New York state line and then a standoff ensued for another 30 minutes. He was taken into custody at 9 a.m. the same morning.

NOT HIS FIRST CRIME

Would you have guessed he's had prior run-ins with the law? According to MyStateline, the 48-year-old had an arrest warrant in Maine and a warrant in Boone County (Illinois) for a multitude of crimes.

  • Home invasion
  • Predatory criminal sexual assault
  • Armed violence
  • Aggravated bodily harm
  • Aggravated unlawful restraint

Remember, these are merely allegations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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