Officials in Gainesville, Florida, said a suspect is in custody after an excavator crashed through the wall of a Walmart on Monday, September 11.
The suspect also “drove through” a separate storage unit, according to a Facebook post by police.
According to the post, “The suspect stole a large excavator, drove it around the southwest (taking out power poles), and then drove through the wall of the Walmart.”
According to a local news report from the University of Florida, Jesse Charles Smith, 47, was charged after allegedly hotwiring the excavator from a construction site and causing an estimated $2 million of damage.
Police reported that no one was injured.