Massachusetts man hot-wires dump truck, takes it for a spin

After his joyride, the suspect reportedly parked the dump truck on top of the wrecked fence and casually walked away.

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts are searching for a man who they say hot-wired a dump truck and took it for a joyride.

Brockton police say the suspect stole a truck from Modern Autobody around 2:47 a.m. Monday. Surveillance video from the shop shows the suspect backing over a fence surrounding the lot. The suspect returned to the business about 40 minutes later, parked the dump truck on top of the wrecked fence and casually walked away.

Modern Autobody owner Francis Fistori says he’s “amazed” someone could drive the heavy construction vehicle. Fistori estimates the thief’s ride caused over $10,000 in damages.

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Brockton police are investigating the theft.

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Information from: WCVB-TV, http://www.thebostonchannel.com

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