June 24, 2009

Police: Man took asphalt roller on joyride

Authorities in Boulder, Colo., said a man took a city asphalt roller for a joyride before crashing into a parked van and running off into the night.

Police said the man was first reported driving the heavy equipment down the road by two residents who saw and heard him at about 2:05 a.m. Tuesday, the Boulder Daily Camera reported Wednesday.

Sarah Huntley, a spokeswoman for Boulder police, said witnesses could not agree on the suspect's description or approximate age, but they all agreed he was male. Huntley said one of the witnesses reported seeing a suspicious man sitting inside the roller hours before the theft.

The spokeswoman said the asphalt roller and parked van sustained minor damage in the collision.