The New York Post reported recently on a Long Island motor vehicle accident that took place in the early morning hours of Christmas morning and ended with a Deer Park man crashing a tractor through the front entrance of a local Target department store.
According to officials with the Suffolk County Police Dept, the incident took place sometime before 2:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) at a Bay Shore Target shopping center. A man from Deer Park, 33 years of age, somehow got behind the wheel of a 2010 Bobcat tractor parked outside the shopping center and drove it through the closed front doors of the store. He then drove it back outside, parked it, and re-entered the store to go on a shoplifting spree.
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Police showed up around 2:00 a.m. and nabbed the suspect in the process of stealing a coat and several Target gift cards. He was charged with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny, and arraigned on Christmas morning in the First District Court in nearby Central Islip. While bail was not specified under the information released, the two charges were not eligible for bond under New York State’s current criminal justice reform laws.