GI Police: Stolen Skid Loader Used to Haul Off ATM

grand-island-policeGrand Island police have arrested a man they say used a stolen skid loader to rip up and carry off an automatic teller machine.

Police say officers were called to the scene around 5:15 a.m. Friday and found 41-year-old Bryce Malesker in a skid loader, smashing the stand-alone building housing the drive-up ATM. Police chased the skid loader — which has a maximum speed of about 10 mph — through Grand Island streets as it carried off the ATM in its front bucket.

Police say the ATM soon fell onto the roadway, and the skid loader continued through yards and fences before hitting and damaging an elementary school.

Malesker was arrested after the skid loader stalled out on a curb.