Money Tossed Onto Interstate After Bank Robbery

Man arrested in Elburn following bank robbery in La Porte, Ind.

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    A Friday afternoon bank robbery in La Porte, Ind. was followed by a more than 100 mile police chase that included money being tossed out of a vehicle's window and onto the Interstate.

    A La Porte Savings Bank location, at 6959 W. Johnson Rd., in La Porte, was robbed at gunpoint, police said. The robber fled in a vehicle and got on Interstate 94, ultimately crossing the state line.

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    Along the way, several drivers reported seeing money blowing in the wind and covering the roadway.

    "There was a bank robbery and all the money was on the highway! We gave it back to the police though #goodsmaritan," Marissa Villarrubia said in a message and photo posted to Instagram.

    David Ziesel, 32, was ultimately arrested at a home in Elburn, in Kane County, at about 3:30 p.m. NBC Chicago's helicopter was above the home when authorities walked a handcuffed man out of the home.

    The pursuit involved authorities from the Indiana State Police, Porter and Lake counties in Indiana and Kane County.

    Ziesel was charged in Kane County with aggravated fleeing and attempted to elude a police officer, a class 4 felony, and resisting a peace officer, a class A misdemeanor.

    Charges in other jurisdictions are pending.

    Villarrubia posted this photo of some of the estimeted $5,000 in cash she and friends picked up from the road: