TV Station Crash Update

CHICAGO (AP) -- A Cook County judge has set bond at $125,000 for a man accused of crashing his minivan into a glass-walled TV studio during a weekend 10 p.m. newscast.

Twenty-five-year-old Gerald Richardson faces felony criminal damage to property of more than $100,000. He's also been charged with resisting arrest, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

No one was injured in the crash at WLS on Sunday.

The crash was heard on the air and startled weekend anchor Ravi Baichwal as the van plowed into the studio's reinforced glass wall.

Attorney Angela Lockett says her client Richardson has a history of mental health problems.

At a court hearing Tuesday, prosecutors claimed Richardson "wanted to be on the news."


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