After a long day at the office, some people are ready to doze, but Lynn Benson was apparently ready to bulldoze.
Police in Houston arrested Benson, 52, Monday evening after he allegedly boarded a bulldozer and drove it into his place of employment, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.
In the process, authorities said he caused $1.5 million in damages to the building, including a broken water main and destroyed office equipment, according to CBS News.
Benson is employed by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers as an inspector, and investigators say he waited until the business was closed for the day. He then grabbed the keys to the bulldozer and drove it through his boss’ front office, KHOU-TV reported.
Benson’s co-workers, like Frank Wilson are still puzzled.
“What caused his back to break? What caused that snap to go? We know he was under some pressure,” Wilson told the station. “Obviously, I don’t know enough about it. There’s an ongoing investigation.”
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is reportedly the world’s largest heavy equipment and truck auctioneer and it was Benson’s job to audit everything at the business. Co-workers said that he worked a very long shift, but didn’t think that would make him go off the deep end.
“We’re an auction company, we sell service. All we have is service. We pride ourselves on having great people and we need to help this person and his family,” Wilson said, as reported by KVUE-TV.
Benson was charged with felony criminal mischief and was being held on a $200,000 bond Wednesday, according to YourHoustonNews.com