One man was arrested after a group of people attempted to steal two Dodge Chargers from the lot of a car dealership in the 7900 block of Roosevelt Road, early on Friday, Dec. 17.
Forest Park police were called to the dealership around 4 a.m. after they were alerted by a security monitoring company that “multiple subjects” were attempting to steal two Chargers. When the first officer arrived, a silver sedan with “multiple occupants” sped away from the scene but one person was unable to get into the car as it drove away.
Officers pursued that person, later identified as 19-year-old Alontae Miller, of Chicago, on foot and deployed a Taser to subdue him. Miller was eventually taken into custody.
Miller later admitted to police that he was hired as “security” for the group, and that he knew they intended to steal the cars. He has been charged with one count of felony burglary.
This information was obtained from police reports filed by the Forest Park Police Department. Unless otherwise indicated, anybody named in these reports has only been charged with a crime. These cases have not been adjudicated.