Police: Iowa man stole skid loader to free stuck stolen truck

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has been charged after police say he stole a skid loader in an attempt to free a stolen pickup truck stuck on railroad tracks.

The incident happened Thursday, Jan. 26, when police say 36-year-old Nicholas Shannon Penny drove the stolen truck over tracks and became stuck, the Sioux City Journal reports. Police say Penny then walked to a nearby Bobcat dealership and stole one of the dealership’s skid loaders. Police say he damaged a fence when he drove the skid loader through it and also damaged the loader’s door, causing about $3,000 in damage.

Penny remained in the Woodbury County Jail on theft, burglary and criminal mischief charges on Saturday. His public defender did not immediately return a message left Saturday seeking comment.