By Jim Hayward
The Palm Beach Post
HILLSBORO, Ore. — A suspected thief may have planned a clean getway when he jumped into a running vehicle and took off, but police eventually swept him into jail early Sunday morning in Oregon, according to a story on KATU.com.
The targeted vehicle: A street sweeper.
After the report of the theft, police in Hillsboro spotted the wayward sweeper and began a chase that reached speeds up to 65 mph, the KATU story says.
The sweeper was left unattended in a parking lot by a private contractor about 3:45 a.m. while the driver was clearing a nearby area with a leaf blower, police said.
It took spike strips laid out in the sweeper's path by the Washington County Sheriff's Office to finally nab the suspect, Tyler Haugewood, 33, police said.
He was in the county jail Sunday facing charges including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, and reckless driving.
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