A man and woman from the Capital Region are accused of stealing an excavator.

According to The Times Union, a man and woman that allegedly rented a $55,000 excavator and did not return it have been charged with grand larceny. The theft was reported by H&M Equipment in Perth, NY (Fulton County) and warrants were issued for Matthew and Amber Burke. 29 yr old Amber Burke of Clifton Park was arrested and sent to Fulton County Jail on $10,000 bail. The excavator turned up at H&M Equipment the following day with missing parts and 34 yr old Matthew Burke of Duanesburg was arrested on Thursday and arraigned at Town of Perth Court where he posted bail and was released. Both are scheduled to appear in court on a future date to answer felony grand larceny charges.

What do you make of this story? Do you think it could all just be a big misunderstanding? Who steals an excavator?