By: Alexis Bell WorldWideWeirdNews.com
A man took advantage of a loyal employee by stealing a street sweeper that was left on the street with the engine running, according to police in Washington.
The Hillsboro Police Department said that they have arrested 33-year-old Tyler Haguewood, after being accused of stealing the street sweeper and leading police on a high-speed chase.
Haguewood has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, attempt to elude police, reckless driving and parole violation.
He was booked into the Washington County Jail.
According to the criminal complaint, on Sunday at approximately 3:45 a.m., police responded to a theft of a Isuzu NPR street sweeper from the WinCo Foods parking lot, located on 1500 SW Oak.
The victim was a private contractor, who at the time was cleaning the parking lot.
The victim stepped out of the vehicle to use a handheld blower in order to clean an area, where the street sweeper could not reach.
While the victim was out of the vehicle, Haguewood jumped into the street sweeper and drove off. The vehicle was observed by police in the area of 1st Ave (Hwy 219) and Walnut.
The vehicle was traveling South on 1st Ave (Hwy 219) at the time. Officers activated their overhead emergency lights, but the street sweeper failed to stop.
A chase unfolded, and speeds ranged from 30 to 65 miles per hour.
The vehicle finally came to a stopped after spike strips were deployed in the area of Scholl's Ferry and Rainbow Lane by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The Driver, Haguewood was place into custody without incident.