Joyride: Stolen excavator driven into Florida Walmart

Gainesville police investigate crash

Stolen excavator (Gainesville Police Department)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It was quite the scene Monday night at a Walmart Gainesville when a stolen excavator crashed into the store.

According to the Gainesville Police Department, someone stole the excavator, took down some power poles and crashed into the wall of the store.

Police said the the driver slammed through another nearby building.

The department did not release the person’s name or age but said they are in custody.

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