BANGOR — Police say a Massachusetts man stole a flatbed truck in Maine and drove 80 miles north, saying he was on a mission to haul “missiles up to Canada.”

The Bangor Daily News reports that a 26-year-old man from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was arrested last weekend at a home in Herseytown Township, Maine, about 45 miles from Canada.

The truck was reported stolen from American Concrete Industries in Veazie. The company’s owner said the truck had unsecured manhole assemblies that could’ve been lethal if they’d fallen off.

The arresting trooper said the defendant exhibited signs of instability during his interrogation, and a judge has ordered a mental health examination. It was unknown if he has a lawyer.


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