Auto shop workers trap thief in car by suspending it in mid-air with a forklift

Auto shop employees in Ohio came up with a creative way to trap a thief inside the car he was trying to steal, ABC 7 reported.

Employees at Arlington Autowrecking in Akron told ABC 7 that a man had broken into one of their cars for the third time and they were fed up.

Employees used a forklift to suspend the car in midair.

“He broke into a car at the junkyard and before he could get out, he’s done it before, they got like the forklift and they had him like I’m not kidding like 20 feet off the ground, so when we got there we went right into custody,” an officer explained to other officers in the body camera footage.

When officers arrived, it was an easy arrest.

Police arrested 26-year-old Alexander Funk for criminal trespassing and possessing criminal tools.

Watch ABC 7’s report on the story below:

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