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Sun Mar 12, 2017, 09:36 AM

Alcohol key to forklift theft

MARATHON, Fla. -- Florida Keys authorities say a drunken man from Rhode Island stole a forklift and crashed into a gate, telling deputies he lost his car keys and needed something to drive.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that 44-year-old Edward Quinton of Greenwich, Rhode Island told deputies he was in the Keys helping friends move.

Quinton was quoted as saying that after he lost his keys Thursday night, he needed a vehicle and took the forklift from a Marathon marina because he knew how to drive one. Quinton also told deputies he thought he could fix the damaged gate.

Breath tests showed Quinton’s blood-alcohol level was twice Florida’s legal limit. He faces drunk-driving, criminal mischief, burglary and grand theft charges.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/drunken-man-steals-forklift-crashes-it-police-say/

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 12:52 PM

1. Keys

Come for vacation then leave on probation.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 08:02 PM

2. Makes perfect sense.

Keys were lost, too drunk to walk home safely.

What else could he have done?

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