A Grand Crossing man stole a towing firm’s truck after which known as 911 himself as a result of he was upset that the truck’s driver dared to tug a gun on him, prosecutors stated.
Elliott Scott, 22, is charged with aggravated possession of a stolen motorcar, misdemeanor theft, and driving on a suspended or revoked license.
“Mr. Scott known as 911?” a befuddled Decide Charles Seashore requested prosecutors after listening to their allegations.
“Yeah,” Scott interjected. “Proper.”
Scott’s protection legal professional rapidly suggested him, “it’s not greatest to speak concerning the fees” in courtroom.
Prosecutors stated police responded to a name Tuesday after somebody stole a flatbed tow truck operated by Tri-Metropolis Towing from the 7400 block of South Trade. The corporate’s proprietor offered police with its GPS coordinates, and cops went to that location.
Whereas police have been on their method, “the defendant known as 911 and stated he stole a truck and he was upset as a result of the proprietor pulled a gun on him,” an assistant state’s legal professional informed Seashore throughout Scott’s bond courtroom listening to Wednesday.
When cops discovered the truck, Scott was within the driver’s seat, prosecutors stated. He was taken into custody.
Scott, 22, has no felony background.
Seashore stated he would permit Scott to go house on digital monitoring with out requiring a money bail as a result of “he didn’t use a weapon throughout this matter. He known as the police, apparently, upon himself.”