Next time I’m walking down the street with a case of beer and I get tired, I’ll just steal a forklift and a sandwich. Well, not really, but that’s what Sean Faulkner did. How fast does a forklift go anyway?
That’s apparently why he drove the forklift about a mile down Babcock to Sieb’s Restaurant. He ordered a Reuben sandwich, but he didn’t pay for it.
“He said he was gonna go eat it in the corner and he ended up running out the front door, down the parking lot with the sandwich,” said Kelly Donatelli, who served him. “Just very bizarre. It was weird.”
That’s when he tried to make his getaway in a forklift. Ross Township police caught him.
“Apparently he was tired of walking and he saw the forklift with the keys in it and seemed like a good idea at the time,” Detective Brian Kohlhepp said.
Faulkner is facing a felony theft charge for stealing the $45,000 forklift and misdemeanor theft for stealing the $8 sandwich.
This guy is a couple of cards short of a full deck, wouldn’t you say.