WATCH: Illinois man steals backhoe, drives to airport

 An Illinois man in Williamson County has been charged with allegedly stealing a backhoe and driving it about 10 miles to catch a flight at an airport.

Officers were alerted to the scene after a call about a “suspicious” backhoe parked in the lot at the Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois.

After reviewing the security footage from the airport, which showed the suspect arriving in the backhoe, parking, and walking across the lot to the airport lobby while carrying a guitar case, the suspect was later identified as Timothy Baggott of Carbondale. He has been charged with a felony count of theft in excess of $10,000.