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Man leads police on high-speed chase after stealing piece of cheesecake

By Mason White 2:16 PM December 8, 2015
Jeremy Egan 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on a charge of shoplifting after allegedly trying to steal a piece of cheesecake from a convenience store, police in Kentucky said.

McCracken County police said that they have arrested 34-year-old Jeremy Egan, after being accused of leading police on a high-speed chase that topped 100 miles per hour.

Egan was charged with shoplifting, wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading, assault, criminal mischief, speeding, no driver’s license, failure to maintain insurance, reckless driving and disregarding a stop sign.

According to the police investigation, a worker of the Five Star convenience store located on John Puryear Drive, called police to report that Egan took a cheesecake and a cigarette light without paying.

The employee told officers that Egan fled in a Nissan Altima.

When police officers tried to stop Egan,he sped off, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour. Eventually, Egan tried to turn at an intersection, where he lost control of the vehicle and landed in a ditch.

Egan and his passenger, 29-year-old Amy Cash, were taken to the Lourdes Hospital, after suffering minor injuries. Cash was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.