PIERZ, Minn. (WCCO) — A 27-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly drove a stolen car into a central Minnesota auto body shop.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says that shortly before 3 a.m. the man drove a vehicle into Red’s Auto and Bait, located in the town of Pierz, which is roughly 30 miles north of St. Cloud.READ MORE: Next Drive: Part Of Hiawatha Avenue In Minneapolis Closes For Summer
Surveillance video from the business shows that the suspect first tried to break into the shop with a rock. When that failed, he drove into it with a car, causing extensive damage to the building.
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While the video shows the suspect entering the business, it’s unclear if he made off with any cash or merchandise.
Following the break-in-by-car, the man drove south on Highway 25 before crashing in Benton County. Officers arrested him and booked him into jail pending charges of burglary and damage to property.MORE NEWS: Minn. Legislature Misses Deadline With Key Bills Unfinished; Walz Suggests Special Session
Investigators say they learned that the car used into the burglary was stolen out of Crow Wing County.