WOODSTOCK – A London man who led police on a chase through several local towns in a stolen truck said he didn't stop because he thought he was being filmed for a movie.
Police said Rahman Sidhekur, 28, of London, England, was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Fox Lake while driving a stolen 1996 GMC 2500.
Woodstock police officers started following Sidhekur at Route 47 and Ware Road when they determined he was driving a stolen motor vehicle, Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said. Officers followed Sidhekur through Woodstock into Crystal Lake until they arrived at Route 176 and Route 31, he said.
Crystal Lake police officers eventually arrested him when they found him at Pauly Toyota in Crystal Lake. Sidhekur was looking for keys inside cars at the dealership when he was asked to leave by employees several times, according to court documents.
While being taken into custody Sidhekur told the Crystal Lake police officer that he could not stop for police because he thought he was being filmed for a movie, Lieb said.
Sidhekur is facing charges of aggravated fleeing, criminal trespass to a vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, reckless driving, speeding 21 to 25 mph above the speed limit, disregarding a traffic control light, improper use of a designated lane and improper traffic lane usage. The most serious charge, a Class 2 felony, is typically punishable by three to seven years in prison.
He is in McHenry County Jail custody in lieu of posting 10 percent of his $80,000 bond. He next will appear in court April 27.