High-Speed Getaway Up In Smoke

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A credit union robber was dragged out of the smoking wreckage of his getaway car amid flying greenbacks he had stolen a short while before from Grand Heritage FCU, after a high-speed chase that ended when the thief slammed the fleeing vehicle into a pursuing police cruiser.

The suspect, identified as 41-year-old Robert Kucharski, led police down Indiana Highway 2 on speeds up to 115 miles-an-hour, swerving in and out of local construction zones and around tire deflation devices thrown down by police in an effort to slow the vehicle.

The chase ended after the getaway car hit a pursuing police cruiser, then was forced off the road as the suspect's car burst into flames.

Kucharski, who began tossing cash out of the car, refused to leave the vehicle but was tagged with a stun gun as officers pulled him free.

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