An intoxicated sandwich shop customer took a short-lived joy ride in an idling van with a 12-year-old boy in the back seat, according to police.
South Salt Lake police Officer Gary Keller said the 32-year-old man was inside a Subway restaurant at 3305 S. State St. at about 8 p.m. Thursday and was being very disruptive. About the same time that employees told the man to leave, a woman parked her van in front of the restaurant, leaving a 12-year-old boy and another woman inside the idling vehicle while she went into the eatery.
The intoxicated man left the Subway and got inside the van. The woman in the passenger seat got out to tell the driver about the intruder, and the man backed up and drove out of the parking lot, according to police.