While waiting for police to come and take him into custody, a man in Ohio allegedly attempted to steal a car and was sitting “20 feet off the ground” in it.
Akron police bodycam footage shows the SUV hovering in midair until it was carefully brought down to allow officers to take the offender into custody.
“What’s your name, man?” one of the officers could be heard asking.
“None of your business, bro,” the suspect in handcuffs said.
The suspect indicated he was rushing from someone when informed he was under arrest.
After seeing the clip, the officer approached the workers at Arlington Auto Wrecking, which the local TV station WOIO recognised as the suspect’s place of business. One of the men driving the loader to apprehend the suspect said, “This car is bouncing, getting ready to flip off the forklift.”
WOIO also managed to retrieve the 911 call.
“So, he’s still in the car about 20 feet in the air in the loader,” the business employee told the dispatcher.
“Wonderful, that is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard,” the 911 operator reportedly said with a laugh. “We, we will get somebody out to you.”
Business personnel identified the culprit as 26-year-old Alexander Funk; they informed WOIO that although this is the third incident involving him, it is the first in which he has been apprehended.
Officers at the jail later talk about what transpired in the video, which was released by the Akron Police Department and is dated October 17.
“He broke into a car at the junkyard, and before he could get out, he’s done it before, they got like a forklift, and they had him, I’m not kidding, like 20 feet off the ground, so when we got there he went right into custody,” the officer said while others chuckled.
According to reports, Funk was accused of having illegal tools and trespassing.