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Ah yes, hookah-smoking caterpillar strikes again.
Let’s all meet 32-year-old man Mathew Horace Jones. Jones is in the news because he was busted after breaking into a construction site and using a forklift to damage the building under construction, causing severe damage to the liquor store under construction at the Crestview Walmart.
But here’s where it gets bizarre (more so), according to police, after Jones was arrested he claimed his name was Alice in Wonderland and that a “hookah-smoking caterpillar” forced him to commit the crime. Yes, he actually said that.
According to a building contractor the damage included: $40,000 in scaffolding and materials, $15,000 in block and mortar, a $15,000 forklift, $7,500 mixer, $1,500 mud pans, and $4,000 in damaged fencing.
The suspect, Jones, also caused about $60,000 in labor to clean and rebuild the site. When Crestview Police Officers arrived on scene, Jones aimed the forklift toward officers. The officers stopped Jones at gunpoint and were able to detain him.
But guess what? This nutjob was already on probation, and has now been charged for felony grand theft, use of a motor vehicle to damage property of another in excess of $1,000, criminal mischief with damage greater than $1,000, and violation of felony probation.
No word yet if the caterpillar has been found yet.