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Burglar followed man, tried to break into his home using ice auger

He then led police on a 100mph chase.
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A would-be burglar used an ice auger to try and break in to a Waconia home before leading police on a 100mph chase.

Police were alerted to the incident at Prosperity Lane in Waconia when the residents reported an unknown man had been following one of them in their car.

The suspect – later identified as a 26 year old from Cologne – was driving aggressively, tailgating them, flashing their headlines and running stop signs.

When the man got back to his home, the suspect confronted him in his open garage, the Carver County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The victim managed to escape through the door to the main house with the help of two occupants inside.

The suspect then tried to kick the door in and even attempted to use an ice auger to pry it open, with the residents trying to barricade it on the other side.

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Upon hearing that police were on their way, the suspect fled in a black Chevy Cobalt, traveling east on Hwy. 5 at speeds nearing 100mph.

After switching onto Hwy. 212 and then I-494, Edina police used spike strips to deflate two of his tires, only for him to continue at speeds of 70mph before turning onto Cedar Avenue and then the crosstown highway.

He was eventually stopped by Bloomington police, who used a "pursuit intervention technique" to stop him.

When questioned, he admitted to trying to enter the property, saying he thought an old girlfriend may have been inside.

He's awaiting charges of burglary and fleeing police.

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