A 24-year-old Chicago Heights man has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, driving without a valid license, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to give information after striking property following a bizarre incident in Glen Ellyn, authorities said Monday.
Police said the incident began about 5 p.m. Saturday when a man left his 14-year-old child in his car and the vehicle running while he went into a convenience store on the 1100 block of Roosevelt Road. That's when Cory D. Williams of the 1400 block of Edgewood entered the car, ordered the child to get out, and then drove west on Roosevelt, authorities said.
Police said Williams struck another vehicle on Roosevelt and then was unable to navigate a turn at Briar Street and crashed into a sign. At that point he left the car and began running.
A Glen Ellyn police officer was near the scene and gave chase, but lost sight of the suspect as he fled into an apartment complex. Officers searched the complex with the help of a canine unit from Villa Park and took Williams into custody without incident.