Around 3 a.m. on August 24 in Kankakee, Illinois, a teen allegedly stole a bulldozer, going on a joy ride around town and, eventually, leading police on a wild chase. Videos recently obtained by ABC7 shows how slapstick that chase became.
The chase went on for 12 blocks after the bulldozer was first spotted by an off-duty officer, prompting a lot of on-duty officers to respond.
Police say 18-year old Austin White of Bourbonnais had stolen the bulldozer from a Bradley construction site at 3 a.m. on August 24 and began driving it around streets in nearby Kankakee. Clearly seen on one video the bulldozer backs over a squad car when an officer tries to stop him. That officer can be seen running from the squad just as the car is being crushed by the bulldozer, that weighed about 20 tons.
Eventually the slow-speed chase came to a stop and officers pulled the teenager out. There are seen hurling him from the top of the bulldozer to the pavement and then can be heard using a Taser to subdue White. He is being held on at least 6 felony counts including attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs. Police say he has never had a driver’s license. In total, investigators say he drove the construction vehicle for more than four miles on public streets before being arrested.
You can see the more of the video below.