A soldier stole an armored personnel carrier and took it for a joyride through Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday night, leading police on a more than 60-mile chase before being arrested.
The tank-like vehicle, which could be seen on multiple videos posted on social media, was finally stopped at around 9:40 p.m., according WWBT-TV.
“It just seemed like something out of a movie. I heard a large vehicle, it sounded like a tank, but it was moving pretty fast,” witness Brian Wingert told WTVR-TV.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Keeli Hill said the unnamed soldier drove at about 45 mph. He was tased then arrested and taken to VCU Medical Center with minor injuries.
The vehicle was stolen from Fort Pickett, a military installation in Southern Virginia. Authorities haven’t said how the soldier was able to make off with the armored carrier.
The suspect is a Virginia Army National Guard Lieutenant and a commander with an engineering battalion at Fort Pickett, sources told WTVR.
Police said the vehicle was not equipped with any weapons.
Police said charges are pending.
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