Saturday, October 2, 2010

Antioch man charged in overnight crime spree

By Nicole Young • The Tennessean • October 1, 2010 An Antioch man is facing numerous charges after Metro Police said he went on an overnight crime spree in Hermitage. Danny Burnett, 41, of Old Hickory Boulevard, was caught just before 9 a.m. in the Priest Lake area after police said he abandoned a stolen pick up truck when it became stuck and took off on foot. According to the police account, minutes earlier, Burnett had driven the truck into the driveway of a house on Hill Ridge Drive, hit the garage door got out and jumped into the homeowner’s parked car in the driveway. When the homeowner came outside to see what was happening, Burnett yelled that he was looking for loose change, jumped back in the pickup truck and took off. As he fled, he crashed into a car at the intersection of Hamilton Church and Mt. View Roads and kept going. Burnett then drove to a home on Pin Hook Road and attempted to load an air contioner unit, but the homeowner scared him away. Police found a lawnmower, two weed eaters, a leaf blower, a ladder and a dirt bike inside the bed of the stolen truck. Burnett admitted to the thefts and told investigators he was on medication and didn’t remember much, police said. He is charged with auto theft, burglary, trespassing, vandalism, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, reckless driving and driving on a revoked license.

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