The closest I’ve ever come to a frantic late night search for a car is that time we couldn’t get a damn taxi for hours after a night out. But at no point during that entire ordeal did the idea of stealing another car so I could search for one, getting it stuck on some train tracks, nearly getting killed when the inevitable happens, damaging a house when the inevitable turns the unfortunate vehicle into a projectile, vandalizing a fruit stand, trying to drive off in a forklift and then flagging down a policeman to let him know that this town needs more cabs ever cross my mind. But I was in Guelph, not Florida.
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TRAIN vs VEHICLE vs HOUSE
38-year old Bradford Weitzel, of Port St. Lucie, told Martin County Sheriff’s Detectives that he couldn’t find his car after leaving a Martin County bar early this morning, so he stole one in a good faith effort to locate his own. He said he somehow ended up on the train tracks along Indian River Drive. That’s when Weitzel claims the vehicle he stole suddenly stopped dead on the tracks as a train was coming. So he said he got out and ran, leaving the car on the tracks. Within seconds, the train hit the car, catapulting it into a nearby home where the homeowners were sound asleep. Fortunately, they were not physically injured, although the explosive sound of a driverless car smashing into the side of their home was clearly jolting. Meanwhile, Weitzel continued on to a nearby fruit stand, where he vandalized the business then tried to steal a forklift. In the end, Weitzel said he thought it was best to flag down the responding deputies to let them know he was still looking for his car.
Bradford Weitzel was arrested and charged with Grand Theft, and Criminal Mischief. Additional charges are expected.
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