Man steals backhoe for 10-mile drive to Illinois airport to catch flight

MARION, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a southern Illinois man has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing a backhoe to drive about 10 miles to an airport to catch a flight. The Williamson County Sheriffs Office says security camera footage shows a Carbondale man arriving at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois and leaving the backhoe in the airport parking lot Thursday. It says footage captured the man walking across the street carrying a guitar case and entering the airport lobby. The owner of the backhoe arrived at the airport a short time later and identified the equipment as belonging to his company.

Salem News Channel Today

On-Air & Up next

  • Beyond the Beltway
    10:00PM - 12:00AM
    Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont is a two-hour nationally syndicated radio show, live online video stream and a weekly Chicago television show that takes America's political   >>
  • Fox News Sunday
    12:00AM - 1:00AM
  • The Alpha Wealth Hour
    1:00AM - 2:00AM
  • Townhall Weekend Journal
  • The Guy Benson Show
    3:00AM - 4:00AM

See the Full Program Guide