Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Man Loses Hat During Police Chase, Arrested After Returning To Crime Scene To Look For It

EASTLAKE, Ohio -- An 18-year-old Willoughby man eluded police officers during a pursuit, but was taken into custody when he returned to the crime scene for his lost hat, police said.

Otha Montgomery (picture) was arrested in connection with the incident that happened about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday. He is being held at the Lake County Sheriff's Office on a $3,500 bond.

An officer tried to stop Montogmery's car after he ran a red light on SOM Center Road, according to an arrest report. 

Montgomery sped up and turned on to East 348th Street and then on to Stevens Boulevard.

He pulled into a driveway, bailed from the car and ran, police said.