SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities said they have arrested a man they believe stole an excavator from a construction site and drove it for nearly a mile before ripping up the ground at a local grocery store.
Salt Lake City Police in Utah said the incident happened Saturday just after 12 p.m. local time. They said they were called to 828 South 900 West where the suspect was digging into the ground.
Authorities said a huge crowd at the store helped prevent the suspect from leaving until they arrived. RELATED: North Carolina pilot who died in fall from plane jumped out, air traffic controllers say"The suspect caused significant damage to the ground, including hitting a water line and ripping out newly installed fiber optic utility lines," police said in a news release.