12 Year Old Steals Forklift In Ann Arbor
12 year old steals forklift in Ann Arbor. Okay, at first we thought it was Ryan Day after the Michigan Game Saturday night…but nope. Here’s what happened:
Police in Ann Arbor were busy following a forklift around town this weekend when a 12-year-old stole the construction vehicle from Forsythe Middle School.
The juvenile, whose name hasn’t been released, stole the vehicle Saturday evening and was seen driving it around town without the headlights on. Police couldn’t stop the forklift, so they trailed behind it at about 20 mph with their sirens on, capturing an up-close video of the forklift weaving off and on the road, hitting 10 parked vehicles during the drive.
The boy was taken into custody Saturday night and was being held at a juvenile detention center.
Police called it a “very dangerous situation that could’ve easily ended with serious injuries.” The incident is under investigation. (NBC News)
More video of the hour long pursuit as a 12 year old steals forklift in Ann Arbor:
Speaking of kids stealing cars/trucks/heavy equipment…remember the 10 year old that stole a car in Saginaw back in June?
What about the story where the guy actually CAUGHT a criminal using a forklift…remember this?
The hardest part about catching a thief is keeping them from running off before the cops can get there . . . but THIS could work, if you have a FORKLIFT sitting around.
An auto shop / scrap yard in Akron, Ohio has been struggling with thieves, so when they saw an intruder in one of the cars on their lot, they drove a forklift over, and lifted the car off the ground.
The workers called 911, and said that they had the thief stuck in a car on the forklift. The dispatcher laughed, and said, “Wonderful, that is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard. We will get somebody out to you.”
When the cops arrived, they arrested the suspect. He had a backpack with sawing tools on him. They asked him what he was there to steal, and he replied, “Uh copper to be honest brother, not gonna lie.”
The man was a 26-year-old named Alexander Funk. The employees say they believe he had broken in at least two times before. Alexander was charged with criminal trespassing and possessing criminal tools.