GARNER, N.C. (AP/WNCN) – A Raleigh man is facing several charges after he stole a street sweeper and went on a joyride at a Garner shopping mall, police say.
Garner police said that 39-year-old Jason Lee Robinson was arrested Sunday and charged with felony larceny, driving while impaired and hit and run.
Authorities say Robinson took the $50,000 vehicle while its driver was emptying trash cans on Saturday night.
Police say he then used it to drive in circles around a Garner shopping mall parking lot, damaging a curb, bushes and another vehicle.
Robinson was caught at White Oak Shopping Center after the street sweeper ran over a median and came to a stop, officials said.
Arrest records indicate Robinson works for North Carolina State University.
It wasn’t immediately known if he had an attorney.