Rampaging tractor leads Denver police on slow-speed pursuit (VIDEO, PHOTO)
The incident in an area of downtown Denver resulted in damage to several vehicles and properties after a man drove a John Deere tractor erratically down streets and onto a sidewalk, according to WEWS.
Footage from an eyewitness shows the subsequent bizarre police chase, with at least four cruisers seen following the tractor down a busy Denver road at half-pace. The strangely low-octane pursuit lasted for approximately 30 minutes, Denver Police spokesperson Tyrone Campbell admitted at a press conference.
At one stage, the tractor veers onto the sidewalk in an effort to escape the authorities, with a person filming from a building above exclaiming: “It’s so crazy.”
The chase finally ended when an officer used his car to ram the slowly rampaging tractor. According to the Denver Post, police dogs and a stun gun were also used to apprehend the suspect, who had driven the tractor into a number of parked cars.
Intersection of 15 & Market where a tractor stolen near City Park ended up. Police are investigating it separately & have not said if it's tied to 2 incidents earlier in the evening. pic.twitter.com/xNW0gwSvXY— Liz Gelardi (@LizGelardi) July 21, 2018
End of slow speed chase of John Deere tractor from city park ending at 15th and Market in LoDo in Denver pic.twitter.com/OkLHtZHtwu— Chad S. Mitchell (@mitchwyo) July 21, 2018
The driver received a number of dog bites, and two officers were also taken to hospital after sustaining non-life threatening injuries.