A public works employee in Cincinnati was just doing his job recently by putting up the local holiday decorations when his day took a wild turn. 

The employee was using a bucket truck to be able to reach higher until Dennis Smith came along and stole the truck off the street. Smith drove for five miles with the employee still up in the bucket!

The suspect and the employee ended up crashing after police used stop sticks to flatten the tires.

The employee ended up in the hospital while Smith is facing charges of kidnapping, theft, and failure to comply.

It's all fun and games until someone crashes a bucket truck!