- Bradley Tieman and a 16-year-old were arrested at Walmart in suburban Chicago
- Police s found a stolen SUV submerged in a pond around 2am September 7
- A few hours later they got a call from Walmart about a pair of soaking wet teens
- The pair were allegedly at Walmart buying dry clothes with a stolen credit card
Two teenagers who are thought to have crashed a stolen car into a pond were arrested while changing into dry clothes in a Walmart bathroom.
Bradley Tieman, 18, and a 16-year-old who is not named were arrested when police were called about a pair of soaking wet teenagers trying to buy dry clothes with a stolen credit card at a Walmart just outside of Chicago.
Both have been arrested and booked with charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and theft.
Bradley Tieman (pictured) and a 16-year-old accomplice were arrested in a Walmart bathroom on suspicion of stealing a SUV and driving it into a pond, then stealing another car and driving it to a Walmart to buy dry clothes with a stolen credit card
At around 2am on September 7 police officers found a stolen 2015 Chevrolet Equinox submerged in a pond at a home in Port Barrington.
Later that morning they were called to a 24-hour Walmart in Crystal Lake when employees noticed two suspicious people in the store.
Police say the pair stole the SUV and only drove a few blocks before crashing it into a pond. The pair are then thought to have driven to the Walmart in a stolen Jeep Wrangler.
They entered the store sopping wet, and were in a restroom changing into dry clothes when they were arrested.
At around 2am on September 7 police officers found a stolen 2015 Chevrolet Equinox (stock image) submerged in a pond at a home in Port Barrington
Tieman was charged in McHenry and Lake Counties with possession of a stolen vehicle, identity theft, and theft. He is being held in the McHenry County Jail.
The underage teen is charged as a juvenile with burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, and theft.
In both cases the vehicles owners left the keys in the car, and that the credit card was taken from a purse in one of the vehicles, according to a Lake County Sheriff’s Office news release on the incident.