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Man steals truck before driving it into lake to get arrested and be away from his wife

By Mason White 6:17 PM October 5, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A man who was arrested on a charge of theft, said that he stole his boss’ truck because he wanted to be in jail in order to get away from his wife, police in Tennessee said.

Maury County police said that they arrested 51-year-old Hayden Vandiver, after being accused of breaking into the business premises of his former boss, breaking items and stealing his truck.

Vandiver drove the 2012 Dodge truck valued at more than $60,000 for more than 2 miles in a river. Surveillance video showed how Vandiver stole the truck and vandalized the place of business.

When the truck broke down, Vandiver swam out of the water.

Vandiver admitted that he was on drugs when he stole the truck. He also said that he wanted to get caught so he would be imprisoned and forced to leave his wife.

He was charged with theft, vandalism and driving under the influence.