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updated: 8/5/2013 6:11 PM

Unoccupied car goes for a dip in Arlington Hts.

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  • This car went into a pond near an office park in Arlington Heights Thursday morning, but no one was injured.

      This car went into a pond near an office park in Arlington Heights Thursday morning, but no one was injured.
    PHOTO Courtesy Layla Nouramadi


A man delivering pizzas in Arlington Heights Thursday morning forgot to put his car in park and came back outside to find his vehicle had rolled into a pond.

Arlington Heights police and firefighters responded to the 3800 block of North Wilke Road around 11 a.m. for the car, which rolled into an office park pond, said Officer Richard Sperando.

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The driver, who police did not identify, was delivering pizza from a Buffalo Grove restaurant. He made the delivery and came back out to find his 1990 Toyota Corolla in the water. A passer-by had already called 911.

The car was unoccupied and no one was injured. No citations were issued, Sperando said.

The incident comes on the heels of a tragic accident July 25 that resulted in the death of Henry Laseke, 89, of Arlington Heights, who accidentally backed his car into a pond near his townhouse. He was rescued from the water but later died at Northwest Community Hospital.

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