Police: Man Steals Mini-Snow Plow, Crashes Into Target

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
December 25, 2020USshare
Police: Man Steals Mini-Snow Plow, Crashes Into Target
A NYPD police car is seen in the snow in New York, on Dec. 17, 2020. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images)

BAY SHORE, N.Y.—A Long Island man has been arrested after a Christmas morning crime spree that gave new meaning to the term doorbuster.

It happened shortly before 2 a.m., Suffolk County police said, when Justin Shuffle stole a 2010 Bobcat skid loader, which is used to push snow, from a Bay Shore shopping center. He then crashed the mini-snow plow through the front doors of a nearby Target.

Once inside, authorities said, Shuffle swiped a coat and several gift cards before police caught him in the electronics section of the big-box retailer.

No one was injured, but the front doors of the store “suffered extensive damages,” police said in a news release.

Shuffle, 33, of Deer Park, pleaded not guilty Friday to third-degree burglary and fourth-degree larceny. It was not immediately clear whether he had a defense attorney.

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