A 24-year-old man told police he lost control of his car and then ended up in a retention pond Thursday night in Bloomington.
Around 11:35 p.m. Thursday night a caller told police they saw a car in a pond in the 3100 block of East Braeside drive. The car had its headlights on but was sinking.
Police and the Bloomington Fire Department responded, and firefighters had checked the vehicle by 12:06 p.m. and determined the car was unoccupied.
Around 12:17 p.m., a man walked up to first responders and admitted the car was his. He told police his girlfriend lived nearby, and he had gone to change clothes but was told he should probably go back to the scene of the crash.
Police gave the man a dexterity test, which he passed. The driver was not injured.
He said he lost control of the vehicle, and the next thing he knew, he was in the pond.
The car had jumped the curb and crashed through wooden barriers. The lights of the 2013 BMW 325 could be seen under the water.
A member of the Monroe County Dive Team responded to help investigate, and then hooked up cables to the vehicle, which was then dragged out of the pond by a towing company.