A man in Ohio was sitting about «20 feet off the ground» in a vehicle he allegedly tried to steal from a junkyard while waiting for police to arrive to arrest him.
Akron police body camera footage shows the van still floating in the air before being gently lifted so officers could take the suspect into custody.
«What’s your name, man?» one of the officers was heard asking.
«None of your business, brother,» the handcuffed suspect said.
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When told he was under arrest, the suspect asked what and said he was running from someone.
The officer who captured the footage then goes to talk to employees at the business, identified by local TV station WOIO as Arlington Auto Wrecking, and the man who quickly drove the loader to restrain the suspect said, «this car is bouncing around, getting ready.» to overturn.» the forklift.»
WOIO also obtained the 911 call.
«So it’s still in the car about 20 feet up in the charger,» the company employee told the dispatcher.
«Wonderful, that’s the best thing I’ve ever heard in my life,» the 911 operator allegedly said with a laugh. «We’ll let someone know.»
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Company employees told WOIO this incident is the third involving the suspect, whom they identified as 26-year-old Alexander Funk, but the first time they have caught him.
Footage shared by the Akron Police Department is dated October 17 and shows officers in the jail discussing what happened.
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«He got into a car at the junkyard, and before he could get out, he’d done it before, they got into it like a forklift and they had it, I’m not kidding, like 20 feet off the ground, so when we got there There he was directly detained,» the officer said while others chuckled.
Funk was reportedly charged with criminal trespass and possession of criminal tools.