A service manager at an auto dealership in the 9400 block of Milwaukee Avenue told police that on Oct. 4 at about 8 p.m., a heavyset white male wearing a gray Chicago Bears t-shirt, dark jogging pants and a dark baseball cap test drove a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, according to police reports.
A sales associate asked him for his name, but not a photo ID card. He gave a common name and a 773 area code phone number, which later proved false, according to police. After returning from the test drive, the man went to the restroom with the vehicle key in his possession. He returned to the salesperson, give him a key, told him he needed time to think about the car, and left on foot. At about 10:40 p.m., he returned to the dealership and drove the vehicle off the lot, the report indicated.The staff realized he may have switched keys and given a different Ford key back to the salesperson.
The sales manager told police he would furnish security video. Police entered the vehicle into a database of stolen vehicles and are investigating.
Man charged with DUI had a shredded front tire, police say
William Jacoub, 24, of Park Ridge, was charged with DUI Oct. 5 about 2:30 a.m. after police saw him driving on Oakton Street with a flat and shredded front tire, according to the report. After stopping him, police said they smelled the odor of alcohol on his breath, and that he showed impairment on field sobriety tests. His court date is Nov. 15 in the Skokie branch of the Cook County courts. He was also cited for use of unsafe tires.
Information is taken from Niles Police Department reports.