This wasn't very smart.

A man in California was arrested after he allegedly stole an excavator from a construction site. But he didn't just allegedly steal the piece of equipment, he also attempted to hit police with the bucket that's attached to it.

As police approached the excavator, he swings the bucket in their direction, sending them all running away from the excavator.

The male suspect was ultimately arrested and taken into police custody.


As bizarre as this may be, this is NOT the first time we see folks steal this type of construction equipment. Here are just a few reminders of when someone thought they could escape with large pieces of equipment.

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