Freeborn Man Arrested During Trip Down Memory Lane in Stolen Car

Police say that Daniel John Kirsch, 47, was caught chauffeuring his high school flame around Eagan in a hot car.

A southern Minnesota man is now in police custody after he allegedly used a stolen car to meet up with an old girlfriend.

Daniel John Kirsch, 47, is charged with one count of receiving stolen property and theft of a motor vehicle, both felonies. He also faces a lesser charge for driving after cancellation of his license.

On Feb. 19, around 6:47 p.m. an Eagan officer noticed a vehicle traveling at about 30 miles per hour on Highway 149, south of Highway 55. The car crossed the fog line at least once. After a quick run of the vehicle's plates, the officer discovered that it had been recently stolen out of Freeborn County.

He followed the car until it came to a stop at a parking stall on Dodd Road, then approached the pair inside. The driver was Kirsch, who was the subject of three separate warrants, including one from Worth County, Iowa.

The passenger, a Burnsville woman, said she used to date him 20 years ago. Kirsch stopped by her home about two hours before they were stopped. He told her that he'd borrowed the car from a friend.

Kirsch exercised his right to remain silent when questioned by police. He is currently in custody at the Dakota County Jail on a $60,000 bond, which will be reduced to $40,000 if Kirsch agrees to abide by court orders.

His next court appearance is scheduled for omni March 19. 

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