Deputies: Boy arrested after forklift joyride
JEANERETTE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 13-year-old boy in Jeanerette after they said he stole a forklift and took it for a joyride.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office says the boy took the heavy machinery from a business on Highway 87, crashed through a fence and abandoned it behind a house in a nearby subdivision.
The forklift is valued at $56,000.
The boy is facing several charges including simple burglary, simple criminal damage to property, criminal trespass, and runaway juvenile.
He was released to a guardian after the arrest.
IMAGE: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office