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Soldier steals ‘tank’ from military base, leads cops on comical car chase


Officers in the Virginia State Police probably couldn’t believe their ears when they received the call – a tank-like military vehicle had been spotted speeding down an interstate highway.

If some feared the incident was the first sign of a military coup, they were no doubt relieved to learn that it was just a soldier from a nearby military base, out for an evening joyride.  

Footage of the incident posted online on Tuesday shows the armored vehicle, which is the property of the Virginia National Guard and not equipped with any weaponry, topping out at around 40 miles per hour, meaning that the ensuing cop chase appears more like a police escort at times.

Police pursued the vehicle for 60 miles from Nottoway County, near Fort Pickett where the tank was stolen, to Richmond, where the soldier stopped at around 9.40pm local time. There were no injuries or accidents in the pursuit.

“The adult male driver is now in police custody. The incident is under investigation and charges are currently pending at this time. It sounds like [the driver] pretty much stopped of his own accord,” a police spokesperson said of the incident.


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7 Responses to Soldier steals ‘tank’ from military base, leads cops on comical car chase

  1. Koyote says:

    Give em hell brother!!

    Wanna nuther beer?

  2. flee says:

    Hey fellas…

    I’m gonna take the F-16 for a spin.

    I’ll be right back.

    You guys want me to getcha anything while I’m at the store ?

    • Enemy of the State says:

      Oh there’s more than a few things you could get for us all with that kind of power
      All of them filthy politicians for starters

      Personally I’d like an A10 , that Gatling gun is mean as hell ,, Burrrrrrrrttttt

  3. munched55 says:

    The last guy that tried that was killed by cops when he opened the hatch.

  4. Jolly Roger says:

    Maybe he just wanted out of the Army.

    If he had any evil intent he would have grabbed something a little more damaging.

  5. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “It sounds like [the driver] pretty much stopped of his own accord,”

    60 miles?

    He probably ran out of gas.

  6. Darkwing says:

    When the Gestapo stopped him, it is a wonder that they did not kill him.

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