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Posted by Boghound on July 22, 2011


Forklift thief crashes, then distracts police

Police allege a man made up a story about a shooting to distract them from investigating a stolen forklift he had crashed into a river footbridge in Adelaide.

They said the 22-year-old Underdale man stole the forklift from a food distribution business at suburban West Hindmarsh.

Just after 11:00pm on Tuesday he was doing burn-outs on the River Torrens bike track at Flinders Park, crashed into a footbridge and the forklift got stuck.

Neighbours heard the crash and called police.

While officers were searching for the man, someone telephoned from a house at Underdale to report a shooting.

Police went to the house and ended up arresting the caller.

They allege he was the forklift thief and made up the shooting story as a distraction.

He has been charged with offences including creating a false belief.

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