Soldier Steals "Tank", Takes Police On 60 Mile Chase Across Virginia Streets
RICHMOND, Va — June 6, 2018
A soldier was arrested late Tuesday after he stole an armored personnel carrier from a Virginia National Guard base and led police on a more than 60-mile, two-hour chase through Virginia, according to NBC 4. State Police Sgt. Keeli Hill, the suspect, took the vehicle Tuesday evening from Fort Pickett. She says the chase ended in Richmond when he abandoned it and was then taken into custody near City Hall.
This is INSANE! Someone has hijacked a “Tank-like” vehicle from Fort Pickett and just drove it by our apartment! This is on Broad Street in the Fan. pic.twitter.com/EYfhFux1dk— Parker Slaybaugh (@ParkerSlay89) June 6, 2018
Police pursued the man as he drove along Route 460, northbound on Interstate 95 and along Broad Street — the main thoroughfare for traffic in Richmond, Virginia. No injuries or crashes were reported.
Police didn't name the suspect but said that charges are pending.
State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the vehicle isn't a tank. WTVR says it isn't equipped with weapons.
It was unclear what the hijacker's motive was, or whether he was driving the APC drunk.