Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 9:46pm
Man uses forklift to steal his own truck
Updated Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 5:24am
After defaulting on payments for repairs to his pick-up truck, one Bear resident used the forklift of a front-end loader to steal it back.
30-year-old Donald Smith II was caught on surveillance video breaking through a fence of the Stop-N-Go off Christiana Road in New Castle Friday night and making off with his 1999 Chevrolet Silverado.
State police followed Smith's front-end loader into the woods behind the Pockets Restaurant and Tavern which led to a 35 minute-long chase down US-13.
It all ended when Smith accidentally drove the front-end loader into a retention pond behind a residence on Camino Court. Smith was able to swim to shore where he was arrested.
He was released after posting $5,750 secured bond.
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