Joyride on Someone Else’s Backhoe and Get Your Photo on Internet
There are different ways to "go viral" and be famous on the internet. Jumping on someone else's backhoe and wrecking havoc is apparently doing it for a South Jersey man.
Bridgeton Police say Damien Long, 29, of Pittsgrove Township has been arrested after he entered a construction site in downtown Bridgeton, jumped on a backhoe, and caused some $12,000 worth of property damage.
Police say Long was arrested "while staying at a home on Silver Lake Rd. in Hopewell Twp. on April 22nd, was charged with burglary and criminal mischief."
According to reports, Long entered the property in the daylight hours of April 11th and was able to start the backhoe and drove it around the work site off of Church Lane between N. Laurel and N. Pearl Streets knocking over several items including the work trailer causing extensive damage. Police said the incident was captured on video gathered by detectives leading to his arrest.
NOTE: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
SOURCE: Bridgeton Police Department