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Man Steals Car and Is Hit by Train

When Bradford Weitzel left a bar recently, he was having difficulty locating his car. Most responsible individuals might consider such a development as a potential sign of impairment and find an alternative mode of transportation--other than, y’know, driving. But Bradford Weitzel is not most people.

Which is why Weitzel stole another car so that he could drive around and search for his vehicle. Unfortunately, his plan ran into a snag. And by snag, I mean “moving train.”

According to a post on the Martin County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the vehicle Weitzel stole stalled on some train tracks. “Within seconds, the train hit the car, catapulting it into a nearby home where the homeowners were sound asleep. Fortunately, they were not physically injured, although the explosive sound of a driverless car smashing into the side of their home was clearly jolting.”

Undeterred, Weitzel continued in his rampage, vandalizing a fruit stand and attempting to steal a forklift. In the end, authorities didn’t have to find Weitzel to arrest him--he flagged them down for help because he still couldn’t find his car. “Bradford Weitzel was arrested and charged with grand theft and criminal mischief. Additional charges are expected.”

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