Man Arrested After Stealing Logging Skidder and Accidentally Crushing His Own Vehicle

Log Skidder, Dual Function Grapple Skidder, Outdoors, Wood, Logs
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By 98.7 KLUV

Police in Elliot Lake, Ontario arrested a man accused of stealing a logging skidder from a local forestry business.

36-year-old Gaetan Henry procured the skidder after his pickup truck got stuck on a bridge. Not wanting to get any help, Henry decided to steal the skidder to try and free up his truck himself, according to Elliot Lake Today.

Unfortunately, he completely lost control of the machine, ran right over his truck, and crushed it.

In a series of less-than-stellar decisions, Henry proceeded to call the Elliot Lake Police and report his truck as stolen.

Henry was arrested, and is now facing charges of theft over $5,000 of a motor vehicle and public mischief.

He is scheduled to appear in court in October.

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