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HOUMA, La. -- A Houma man is behind bars after allegedly driving a stolen bulldozer on a Louisiana highway Saturday, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office.

Deputies found Jmikel Verdin, 20, driving the bulldozer down Hwy. 24.

After pulling Verdin over, deputies found that the vehicle had recently been stolen from a residence nearby.

Verdin allegedly did thousands of dollars in damage to the vehicle on his ride.

Verdin faces charges of theft of a motor vehicle, criminal trespassing, felony simple criminal damage to property, resisting an officer and driving without a license.

He is being held in the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on a $130,000 bond.

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