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Police: Arizona man stole forklift because he 'wanted it'

Published: Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 2:08 AM

Dustin Warren Saldana was arrested Saturday in Phoenix.
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Dustin Warren Saldana was arrested Saturday in Phoenix.(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

An Arizona man had a ready answer for police when he was accused of stealing a forklift Saturday.

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“I wanted it,” Dustin Warren Saldana, 21, reportedly told police, KNXV reported.

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Phoenix police said they received a call from employees of a business, who reported a man had stolen a forklift, the television station reported.

Workers trailed after the forklift as it was being driven down a Phoenix street until police arrived.

When police confronted Saldana, he allegedly asked, “What took you so long?” KNXV reported.

Saldana was charged with vehicle theft, the television station reported.