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Dad Chases Suspect After Daughter Allegedly Finds Him Sleeping in Their Car

The suspect allegedly told police “an angel” told him to sleep in the car.

Michael J. Olson. Credit: Arlington Police Department
Michael J. Olson. Credit: Arlington Police Department

A father and daughter were getting into their car to go to school Friday morning on Arlmont Street in Arlington when the daughter allegedly spotted a man sleeping in the backseat and screamed.

The suspect jumped up and ran away, they told police. The father called police and chased the suspect a couple blocks to a Newport Street driveway until police arrived.

The suspect, Michael J. Olson, 24, of Somerville, initially denied any wrongdoing, according to police, and then said, “You want to know the truth? An angel told me to sleep in the car last night and I did.”

Police allegedly found marijuana on Olson. He was charged with felony breaking and entering at night and possession of a Class D drug.

Zoltan May 29, 2014 at 02:56 PM
This is what used to be referred to as "Reefer Madness".
Wind Dummy 25 May 30, 2014 at 01:03 AM
He must have been speaking with that lib angel in that neighborhood. Always bumming change and Always with the negative ways.

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