Virginia Solider Stole ‘Tank’ and Took It on Joyride Through Richmond
A perfectly-positioned Tweep broke the news:
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
A soldier has been arrested for stealing a military vehicle and taking it on a joyride through the streets of Virginia.
Officers were involved in an unusual chase following reports an armored personnel carrier (APC) was being driven through Richmond at speeds of up to 40mph. MORE…
The Guardian filled in more details:
The suspect, believed to be a soldier, took the military vehicle from Fort Pickett, an army national guard base in Blackstone, Virginia. He then drove it into Richmond, towards the Capitol building, followed by police squads.
During a press conference, Virginia state police spokeswoman Keeli Hill said that the driver was tased by police at 9.40pm local time and charges are now pending.
The driver of the vehicle has not been identified at this time, nor is his motive for stealing the vehicle clear.