Witnesses and employees restrained a 34-year-old Harvard man after he drove his pickup truck into the Harley-Davidson dealership in Woodstock Tuesday afternoon, police say.
The Woodstock Police Department and Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday to Woodstock Harley-Davidson, 2235 South Eastwood Drive, for a report of a vehicle that crashed into the building.
911 callers told dispatchers that a silver Ford F-150 had crashed into the building and the driver was allegedly attempting to continue driving his pickup truck further into the business, according to Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Ray Lanz.
Officers arrived and quickly secured the driver, who was out of the pickup truck and restrained on the ground by witnesses and employees.
The driver, identified as a 34-year-old man from Harvard, was escorted to paramedics where he was evaluated and transported to Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital, Lanz said.
Woodstock Fire/Rescue District Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said the man sustained minor injuries during the incident.
No other witnesses or employees were injured, Lanz said.
Vucha said that light smoke lingered throughout the entire building after the incident.
The fire department requested an airboat from the Wonder Lake Fire Protection District to assist with ventilating the building, Vucha added.
Lanz said the identity of the man is not being released at this time pending further investigation.
Police are working with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office for potential criminal charges, Lanz added.