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Stolen Forklift Found, Man Arrested

An Elm Springs man is behind bars after police found him behind the wheel of a stolen forklift, stuck in a ditch.

SPRINGDALE, AR -- An Elm Springs man is behind bars after police found him behind the wheel of a stolen forklift, stuck in a ditch.

21-year-old Lukas Pennington allegedly told witnesses he was "just test driving it", according to his arrest report.

Pennington now faces a felony charge of motor vehicle theft.

The report states Springdale police found Pennington in the drivers seat of the forklift, stuck in a ditch off Johnson Road.

It had recently been delivered to the Tyson building off Highway 412 to use for roof construction.

Witnesses told police the keys were left in the ignition because it had just been delivered, according to the report.

Pennington is in the Washington County Jail.

His bond has been set at $2,500.
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