Good samaritan goes bad
The Pioneer Press reported a West St. Paul woman who was helped Thursday by 18-year-old Richard Regis after driving into a snowbank was then the victim of a carjacking.
Television station WCCO reported that after the woman drove into the snowbank a group of teenagers at a nearby bus stop approached the car and helped free it from the snowbank. One of them was Regis, who was behind the wheel at the time.
Regis was arrested quickly after trying to flee police in Mendota Heights on foot.
The Mendota Heights police officer chased Regis through several yards before he caught up to him and ordered him to stop, which he didn't. He was finally arrested on a pond nearby.
"I got it out of the snow. And instead of giving it right back to her, I drove off with it," a report obtained by the Pioneer Press quotes Regis as saying.
Regis was identified by the other two men who helped him get the car out of the snowbank.
Regis told police he was just "playing around". He faces two felony charges of theft in Dakota County.