CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A Wyoming man who stole a train from a coal mine and took it for a joyride because he was mad at his boss has been sentenced to serve probation and pay restitution.
Derek Skyler Brux unhitched a pair of engines and took them on a high-speed run down a major rail line last fall and crashed them into a train at another mine.
The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to related charges in January and must serve five years’ probation and pay over $63,000 in restitution to his employer, Rail Link.
U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said Friday that Brux needs to deal with his anger and mental health issues.
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The incident started when Brux became upset over a phone call. Available court records didn’t indicate what his supervisor said, however.