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Sigh... I hope this guy didn't actually think he'd be able to get away with this. A Waterloo, Iowa man attempted to evade police on a riding lawn mower. Needless to say, he did get caught.

The man's name is James Howard Harrington and he was caught on a home's security camera robbing their garage in the middle of the night. He then attempted to get away on his riding lawn mower with all of the robbed items in hand. The WCF Courier writes that, according to court records, he was "struggling to keep the John Deere mower on course as he headed home around 4 a.m. on March 13".

Also, in the same night, the same guy allegedly stole a bottle of vodka from a convenience store in town and, yep, you guessed it, rode away on his riding lawn mower.

The WCF Courier says that court records state that Harrington's license is currently barred until November of 2024. So I wonder if he thought he could get away with driving a riding lawn mower instead... That is not the case, however. Officers arrested him "for third-degree burglary, fifth-degree theft and driving while barred."

In other news, a list of the top 25 places to live in Minnesota was released. What cities/towns do you think made the list? There are two places in southeast Minnesota that made the top 25. If you keep scrolling you can check all 25 of the best places to live in Minnesota.

The 25 Best Places to Live in Minnesota

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Minnesota using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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