(AP) A Minnesota man is under arrest after allegedly stealing a combine and taking it for drunken ride through several yards and crashing into a garage. The man was charged with first offense operating while intoxicated, third-degree burglary, third-degree theft and criminal mischief as a Class C felony.
According to the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a residence south of McIntire around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday after receiving a complaint that a combine had driven through several yards, striking numerous vehicles and a garage.
Deputies said they found the combine down the road and identified the man as the driver.
Authorities said the combine did significant damage to three residences as well as several street signs and a bridge. The man was being held in Mitchell County Jail on a $26,000 bond.
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