GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A suspect is in custody after the Gainesville Police Department said an excavator was stolen and driven into a Walmart.
According to a post on X, the incident happened at Walmart on SW 42nd Street when the suspect stole a large excavator and took it on a joy ride, managing to take down a few power poles.
Police said the suspect then drove the construction equipment through the wall of the Walmart.
GPD officers are currently working an incident at Wal-Mart (2900 SW 42nd Street) where the suspect stole a large excavator, drove it around the southwest (taking out power poles), and then drove through the wall of the Walmart. The suspect is custody. pic.twitter.com/5DY15fQdJZ— gainesvillepd (@GainesvillePD) September 12, 2023
Officers also said the suspect drove through a storage unit on SW 40th Boulevard.
No injures were reported in either incident.