Man Steals Sandwich, Uses Stolen Forklift As Getaway

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man is accused of stealing a takeout sandwich and using a stolen forklift as his getaway vehicle.

This happened in Ross Township. The suspect is 38-year-old Sean Faulkner of Bloomfield.

Police say he stole the forklift from a construction site on Babcock Road near McKnight.

Why did he steal it? He wasn’t just tired lugging a case of beer – he was hungry too.

That’s apparently why he drove the forklift about a mile down Babcock to Sieb’s Restaurant. He ordered a Reuben sandwich, but he didn’t pay for it.

“He said he was gonna go eat it in the corner and he ended up running out the front door, down the parking lot with the sandwich,” said Kelly Donatelli, who served him. “Just very bizarre. It was weird.”

That’s when he tried to make his getaway in a forklift. Ross Township police caught him.

“Apparently he was tired of walking and he saw the forklift with the keys in it and seemed like a good idea at the time,” Detective Brian Kohlhepp said.

Faulkner is facing a felony theft charge for stealing the $45,000 forklift and misdemeanor theft for stealing the $8 sandwich.

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One Comment

  1. Chris says:

    I understand they brought in a riding lawnmower and a Hoveround to assist in the high-speed pursuit.

    1. RAYMOND says:

      Also, to conserve the use of police officers instead of using the regular police they brought in several retired police officers who needed canes to get around.

    2. Indy says:

      Hilarious !

  2. Snoopy says:

    I sort of hope that he was already drunk; otherwise, he may be able to use an insanity (or really f’n stupid) plea.

  3. SnidleyForklash says:


    *slow chase
    *hits bump
    Aww I got Italian dressing on my good jeans.

    1. Dexter Redland says:

      thousand island on the reuben 😉

  4. redisto says:

    $8 for a Reuben? THAT’S A CRIME.

  5. OldDude says:

    That’s nothing! When I was his age we had to use push mowers for our escapes

    1. Deus Vult says:

      OMG!,,,,thats FUNNY!….LOL!LOL!LOL!

  6. dennis says:

    This wi why there are jails. I hope this man doesn’t make babies. We don’t need more dumb f…..s running around

    1. Nomad says:

      Coming from “manhole inspector” that is too funny!

  7. Farnjerk says:

    He actually stole just to pick up women

    1. Smashicus says:

      Yeah, really fat women.

  8. Farnjerk says:

    Stole it darnit, stole it!

  9. GD says:

    That forklift is a chick magnet.

  10. viking1 says:

    What they didn’t tell you is that “Forklift” is actually the name of his wife.

  11. Tom in NY says:

    Must have been one helluva big sandwich if he needed a forklift to get away…

    1. bruce brinkmann says:

      It was an $8 sandwich. It had to be humongous.

  12. Stupid is is Stupid Does says:

    What an idiot . . . ‘nough said.

  13. James says:

    None of the comments acknowledge how sad this is.

  14. Ric says:

    Nope. They’ll never spot me in this. I’ll just blend in with the other traffic.

  15. opiesysco says:

    $8 for a freaking sandwich??

  16. ross says:

    Big sandwhich.

  17. Peter Egan says:

    Too bad he didn’t run over any of the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters while making his getaway.

    1. gary-bg says:

      he was on a beer run for Occupy wall streeters lol

    2. Deus Vult says:

      for that it would have been preferable to use a steam roller followed CLOSELY by a street sweeper!!! LOL!
      NO MORE “resdient” obama, mooochelle “antionette” and the cabal of marxist czars!

  18. Morgan says:

    The steam roller must have been in use . . .

  19. Tom in NY says:

    Stick a fork(lift) in him, he’s done.

  20. Doug says:

    Pretty forkin’ stupid!

  21. Richard Henkle says:

    Since when does a dine-n-dash make the news?

    1. Doug says:

      When the guy makes his getaway in a forklift he stole just before stealing the sandwich, it becomes newsworthy.

  22. equality7-2521 says:

    If he had a wife he wouldn’t have to steal sammiches

    1. Deus Vult says:

      thats right!; he would just slap her on the ass and say “Hey missy!;….HOW bout some sammiches?!?”

  23. Toad says:

    He won’t go hungry in prison. His buns will see plenty of meat.

    1. bruce brinkmann says:

      Yeah. Now he’ll know where the Beef is.

  24. Leo Leone says:

    That must have been one hell of a sandwich if he needed a forklift for it.

  25. bill says:

    leave him alone, he is the 99% minus a few bricks

  26. sothatsit says:

    His t-shirt explains it all: “YES WE CAN”……Lol

    1. sothatsit says:

      Makes sense,just like obummers solutions to the economy, all i need is this forklift to lift the thousands of pages of legislative solutions i wrote……

  27. Lao Tzu says:

    Forklift sandwich.

  28. RAYMOND says:

    Let me get this straight. He turned a misdimeanor into a felony, right? I am sure the police would have searched day and night to catch a thief who stole a reuban sandwich.

  29. cagney66 says:

    So a clean cut guy from the North Hills gets drunk, steals and OPERATES a piece of heavy machinery, then skips out on a check for a meat laden sandwich? Sounds like repressed Republican behavior to me. He probably had a wild day with the other repressed, married North Park Republicans that day. He should have smoked some pot with the fleabaggers and had some chick peas.

    1. Deus Vult says:

      I would bet dollars to donuts err I mean sandwhiches….that this LOSER was an obama supporter!!!
      2012-SAVE THE REPUBLIC (as well as forklifts and sandwhiches!-LOL!)
      NO MORE “resident” obama, mooochelle “antionette” and the cabal of marxist czars!

  30. Gav says:

    I’m sorry, but this story is priceless. I’m reminded of the scene of the “bad guy” in Austin Powers that had about 30 minutes to get out of the way of the steamroller yet got squashed anyway.

  31. Dexter Redland says:

    y r so many surprised about an 8 dollar sandwich?

  32. djtonyb says:

    I’m not sure where the people who are confused about an $8.00 sandwich eat… unless you’re at some greasy fast food chain, a decent sandwich or a good burger runs about 8 bucks.

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