Florida man steals construction equipment, takes joyride to Beverly Beach: deputies

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(Photographs by way of Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

A Florida man reportedly stole a machine from a enchancment website in Flagler County and took it on a joyride to Beverly Seashore, Based mostly on the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to N. Ocean Shore Boulevard round 8 a.m. after receiving a report Of somebody driving An monumental piece of enchancment gear on a sidewalk. When regulation enforcement arrived to The world, they found 56-yr-previous Randy Wealand working a JLG Lull alongsideside A1A.

An investigation revealed Wealand reportedly stole the $60,000 Lull from a enchancment website and took it about 2.5 miles south alongside A1A to Beverly Seashore, working over two hearth hydrants, a Structure Communications fiber node, resident mailboxes and broke a quantity of sections of public sidewalk. Authorities said the damage he allegedly triggered is believed to be Greater than $10,000.

“Wealand would have triggered extra damage if he was not stopped and apprehended by deputies. One other win for ‘see one factor, say one factor, so a particular Thanks to the residents who referred to as us and helped forestall this dirtbag from persevering with his dangerous path of destruction,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in A press launch. 

Wealand was arrested on costs of grand theft, theft from a enchancment website, felony felony mischief, and trespass on a enchancment website, accordiing to FCSO, and is being held on a $12,500 bond.  

Wealand, Who’s homeless, has An in depth felony historic previous in each Florida and Pennsylvania Based mostly on the sheriff’s office, collectively with felony convictions of grand theft auto, aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and battery on a regulation enforcement officer. 

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