Two Chicago teens were charged Friday in a high-speed chase that ended with a stolen vehicle crashing into the living room of a home in south suburban Alsip.
Officers said the two teens stole a vehicle Wednesday near 63rd Street and Ashland Avenue in Chicago. They then drove to the BP Earth Market located at 12230 S. Cicero Ave, where they were involved in a retail theft about 5:30 a.m., according to an Alsip Police Department news release.
Soon after the theft, an Alsip officer saw a red Ford sport utility vehicle traveling west on 122nd Street at a high rate of speed without any headlights, the news release said.
The SUV proceeded northbound on Laramie Avenue and the officer then made a U-turn to try and find the vehicle. The officer located the vehicle westbound on 121st Place, where it hit a residence while attempting to make a turn onto northbound Lockwood Avenue at a high rate of speed, the release said.
"Scary, just scary," Sheila McDermott, who owns the home, told WGN-TV on Wednesday. "At least no one was hurt. That's all we can say."
The SUV crashed into McDermott's home in the 12100 block of South Lockwood. The 17-year-old driver and an 18-year-old passenger fled but were apprehended a short time later.
No one in the home was injured. An Alsip police officer was treated at Metro South Hospital for a minor knee injury suffered during the foot pursuit and released.
Daniel Carr, 18, of the 7300 block of South Maryland Avenue, was charged with two counts of burglary to a vehicle, possession of burglary tools and retail theft. The 17-year-old driver was charged as a juvenile with reckless driving, according to the release.