Man Drives SUV Onto Cat CEO Lawn Asking For Job

By WEEK Producer

December 23, 2011 Updated Dec 23, 2011 at 11:12 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A man claiming to be homeless will be spending the weekend in jail after driving an SUV onto the front yard of Caterpillar's CEO.

The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman told police that 31 year old Joshua Tucker drove an SUV onto his lawn and then asked about employment with the company.

According to reports, Tucker told Oberhelman that he was homeless and had stolen the SUV.

Tucker was arrested early Wednesday morning by Peoria Police and transported to the county jail.

He is charged with driving under the influence, driving and possessing a stolen vehicle, and criminal damage to property along with several traffic tickets.

His bond is set at $106,000.

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