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Man claims he stole truck so he could be jailed and get away from his wife

Crime WorldBy Neil Fetherston
Hayden Vandiver
Hayden Vandiver

A man claims he stole a truck so he can be jailed just to get away from his wife.

Hayden Vandiver is accused of breaking into his old workplace, damaging property and stealing a pickup truck belonging to his former boss, who he despised.

Speaking from behind bars to News 2, the 51-year-old from Tennessee, US, admitted the rampage last Sunday and said he was under the influence of drugs.

But a grinning Vandiver also said he planned to get caught so he would be jailed and forced to leave his wife, reports WNCN.

He said: "She is having a bad time right now. She knows I did this to get away from her."

Police say Vandiver was caught on camera stealing the 2012 prized Dodge 2500 and a trailer valued at over $60,000.

Vandiver said he quit his job over a year ago but said he didn't like his old boss.

He added: "It made me feel great because I know it will hurt him.

 “He’ll come in the next day and his little baby ain’t sitting there and it is four foot in a creek.

“The only thing I didn’t like about it was swimming out of it."

Vandiver was charged with driving under the influence, burglary and vandalism alongside other crimes.