A would-be car thief in Ohio was quickly apprehended by a nimble forklift truck operator who managed to hold the suspect who was still in the vehicle, 20feet in the air while balanced on the end of the truck until the police arrived.
The bizarre scene was caught on Akron Police bodycam video who were called to the scrapyard where the thief was attempting to steal a black SUV.
The forklift operator was told about the ongoing theft by his co-workers and he raced to the scene across the junkyard.
Incredibly, the skillful driver was able to balance the SUV on the end of the forklift, lifting the car high into the air until law enforcement were on the scene.
‘What’s your name, man?’ one of the officers could be heard asking.
A attempted car thief was swiftly apprehended by a skilled forklift operator, who managed to hold the suspect, who was still inside the vehicle, 20 feet in the air
Alexander Funk, 26, was held inside the SUV, balancing on a forklift until Akron, Ohio police arrested to arrest him at a local scrapyard
‘None of your business, bro,’ the suspect responds, despite already being in handcuffs.
The suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Alexander Funk, told police that he was running from someone.
The junkyard staff say it is the third time Funk has attempted to steal from the yard – and this time they were determined not to let him escape.
An officer then spoke with employees at the business, Arlington Auto Wrecking.
The man who helped perform the delicate maneuver on the loader explained: ‘This car’s bouncing, getting ready to flip off the forklift.
‘So, he’s still in the car about 20 feet in the air in the loader,’ the worker said.
The SUV operator managed to hold the car up in the air until police were on scene to deal with the suspect
According to the junkyard staff, this was the third time Funk had attempted to steal from the yard, but this time they were determined to prevent his escape
Once the car was back on solid ground, the suspect inside was promptly arrested
This is believed to be the third time Funk had trespassed at the junkyard in Akron, Ohio
Bodycam footage later sees the police officer who filmed the footage telling his co-workers about the unusual arrest who seemed rather amused
‘We’re having a lot of trouble here with people stealing stuff and everything and we got a guy that’s passed out or crashed in one of our vehicles in our yard and I got the vehicle picked up with the loader and he’s probably 20 feet in the air now and I refuse to drop this thing to let him out and run,’ another worker told Cleveland19.
‘I mean we’ve just had so much problems here with theft and catalytic converters and just fires and everything.’
Bodycam footage later sees the police officer who filmed the footage telling his co-workers about the unusual arrest.
‘He broke into a car at the junkyard, and before he could get out, he’s done it before, they got like a forklift, and they had him, I’m not kidding, like 20 feet off the ground, so when we got there he went right into custody,’ the cop says while his fellow officers laughed.
Funk has been charged with criminal trespassing and possessing criminal tools.
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