Sinkhole takes in cop's car

March 20, 2009 3:38:49 PM PDT
A police officer in northwest suburban Des Plaines got a bit of a scare this morning while he was conducting a routine test.He pulled his unmarked car onto a sidewalk near river and rand roads... When a sinkhole opened up, taking the car with it.

Authorities say the area was flooded during the heavy rains last September and there was a lot of erosion under the section of collapsed sidewalk.

The officer was able to get out of the car safely.