Over a Dozen Cop Cars Chase Wild Tractor

Denver police ram the tractor to protect civilians
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2018 10:00 AM CDT

Imagine looking outside and seeing over a dozen cop cars chasing ... a tractor. That was the scene in Denver last night when a stolen tractor towing an attachment smashed into cars and buildings as it plowed through downtown, the Huffington Post reports. Addie Hooper, 20, was visiting from Texas with family when she looked out a restaurant window onto Market Street and saw a police SUV crash into the tractor: "We were just like, 'Woah, that's crazy!" Hooper tells the Denver Post. Police vehicles rushed the scene and officers jumped out with guns drawn. "We thought they were going to shoot him," she adds.

Instead, officers Tased the driver and made sure he was carted off by ambulance. Two officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and no reports have emerged of injured pedestrians. "It could've definitely been a lot worse," a witness tells KDVR. No more details have emerged, but police say the slow-speed chase began around City Park and concluded downtown, where officers rammed the tractor to protect pedestrians. Among Twitter videos, this one seems to capture it best. (Read about the easiest suspect chase ever.)

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