According to the criminal complaint, Juan Antonio Rodriguez, 44, tried to steal a flat screen television in a Sturtevant home. When the homeowner arrived, he darted out of the house for his car but the police were already responding to the scene.
Once in his Honda CRV, Rodriguez led police on a 90 mph chase through Sturtevant and Mount Pleasant. At Hwy 31, he turned to head southbound. Ultimately, he jumped the median driving through oncoming traffic until another reckless turn left him in the parking lot of Chase Bank on 21st Street.
He immediately surrendered in the bank parking lot, and later wrote a confession expressing complete guilt and remorse.
He’s being charged with attempting to flee and officer, burglary, first degree recklessly endangering safety, criminal damage to property and bail jumping.