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Up a Creek

Hayden Vandiver, 51, admits he stole his ex-boss’s truck and $60,000 trailer — and drove them into a Columbia, Tenn., creek. “It made me feel great because I know it will hurt him,” he said. “He’ll come in the next day and his little baby ain’t sitting there and it is four foot in a creek.” Vandiver said he quit his job over a year ago, and didn’t like the way his boss treated his employees; his boss says he fired Vandiver because he used the company credit card for personal purchases. “I hate people who disrespect their employees and all they care about is whether they are going to work for them,” Vandiver said, noting he was on drugs when he stole the truck. He also said he planned to get caught so he would be jailed and forced to leave his wife. “She is having a bad time right now. She knows I did this to get away from her,” he said. Vandiver faces multiple charges, including burglary, vandalism, and driving under the influence. (MS/WKRN Nashville) ...Jail: when you really need to get away from it all.
Original Publication Date: 11 October 2015
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