Police in central California arrested a man who allegedly stole a piece of construction equipment from a job site and attempted to hit cops with it when they tried to stop him.
The Madera Police Department said on Wednesday, officers responded to a call on Tozer Street and Avenue 14 in regards to a theft. Suspect Hugo Barrera allegedly stole an excavator and was seen driving it westbound on Avenue 14 when officers arrived.
According to the police department, Barrera refused to stop the machinery, defying orders from the cops. He reportedly "attempted to hit the officers with the excavator bucket when they approached."
Officers eventually got the door to the excavator open and Barrera surrendered "soon after."