Man Charged With Stealing Bobcat Tractor, Robbing Family Dollar

The man stole deodorant and gift cards, police said

Friday, May 11, 2012  |  Updated 2:19 PM CDT
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Chicago Police said someone stole a Bobcat tractor then drove it Friday morning through the gates of a Ravenswood Family Dollar.

Chicago Police said someone stole a Bobcat tractor then drove it Friday morning through the gates of a Ravenswood Family Dollar.

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A Chicago man is accused of stealing a Bobcat tractor early Friday then driving it through the gates of a nearby Family Dollar store to take deodorant, police said.

Michael Younger, 50, of the 8100 block of South Vernon, was charged with two counts of felony burglary for stealing the tractor from a West Side construction site and stealing items from the store.

He allegedly took the Bobcat from the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue, the site of the former 15th District police station and the soon-to-be home of a community center.

Younger is charged with using the machine to break through the Family Dollar's window and crash into the store. Police said the man was found in the area with stolen gift cards and two cans of deodorant.

According to local reports, the man told police he found the gift cards on the ground. Police compared his image to that on store surveillance video and arrested him.

No money was taken from the Family Dollar.

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