A woman stole a forklift from a Midway District business Friday morning and drove it down Sports Arena Boulevard, nearly causing a traffic accident, according to police.
An officer on patrol spotted the forklift turning onto Sports Arena Boulevard near East Drive at around 10:30 a.m., according to SDPD Officer Darius Jamsetjee.
Instagram user @a_gipson was shocked when he saw the forklift driver bend through an intersection with two SDPD cruisers, with lights and sirens blaring, following closely behind.
Officer Jamsetjee said the driver, a 39-year-old transient woman, turned off of Sports Arena Boulevard into a nearby parking lot and stalled before she was taken into custody.
She was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and misappropriation of stolen property, according to Jamsetjee.