An man from Elburn, Illinois, was in custody after allegedly robbing a northwest Indiana bank and leading police on a 110-mile long, high-speed chase through Indiana and Illinois.
While speeding, he threw cash out the window along the way. It is unsure whether he did it to dispose of the evidence, or to create confusion for his pursuers.
Motorists were stopping to gather the cash, but one person turned “a large amount of currency” over to Michigan City police, a witness said.
David Ziesel, 32, was charged with felony aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer and misdemeanor resisting a peace officer, according to a written statement from the Kane County Sheriff’s office.
Kane County Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Gengler said Ziesel asked if he could say goodbye to his wife before being taken into custody, but Sheriff’s police did not extend him the courtesy, in part because of the lives he put in danger with the high-speed driving.
Ziesel was turned over to detectives from the LaPorte County (Ind.) Sheriff’s office.