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Deputies: Boy arrested after forklift joyride

4 years 1 month 1 week ago April 17, 2013 Apr 17, 2013 Wednesday, April 17 2013 April 17, 2013 11:45 AM in News
Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office
By: Kevin Davidson

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

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