Teen Steals Bulldozer, Crushes Police Car In Bizarre Chase

An 18-year old from Illinois took police on a bizarre chase after allegedly stealing a bulldozer from a construction site in Kankakee.

According to ABC7 Chicago, Austin White stole the bulldozer at around 3 a.m. on August 24th and began driving it around town. An off-duty police officer spotted him shortly thereafter and called for assistance.

A number of different officers responded but White refused to stop driving. At one point, he even backed over a police car and likely totaled the Dodge Charger. Thankfully, the officer was able to escape before this happened.

Police continued to chase the bulldozer for approximately 12 blocks and officers on foot attempted on jump on the vehicle and bring White’s rampage to a stop. Officers were eventually able to apprehend White by throwing him from the vehicle and then tasering him.

The report says White drove the bulldozer from more than four miles before being stopped. He is now facing at least six different felony counts including attempted murder and driving under the influence of drugs. To top it off, White doesn’t even have a driver’s license.

H/T to The Drive

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  • ediotsavant

    All they had to do was shoot.

    • Craig

      Yeah! He killed a Dodge Charger. He deserves to DIE! lol

      • ediotsavant

        Did you not read the attempted murder charge?

        • Craig

          I read the whole story.

  • IN THIS DAY AND AGE WHERE ANYONE WITH A SMARTPHONE HAS ACCESS TO 4K VIDEO YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHY POLICE DEPARTMENTS CAN’T COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER THAN THIS LOW RES VIDEO.

    • Shane

      At this point I almost feel like they dumb down their footage that’s released so we don’t know how amazing their footage is. There video cameras probably spot cum stains and fingerprints and we just don’t know

      • I DON’T KNOW, I SUPPOSE IT’S POSSIBLE.
        WHEN YOU WATCH THE NEWS AND THEY SHOW FOOTAGE OR A PICTURE OF A SUSPECT IT IS ALMOST ALWAYS PRETTY BAD.

    • ediotsavant

      You could tell your major you are willing to pay more taxes to buy or upgrade new equipment for every vehicle they got.

  • gary4205

    I hope they pistol whipped this moron!

    • Mill0048

      LOL, By the looks of the mug shot, they may have roughed him up some.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Que the Benny Hill theme at 17secs

    https://youtu.be/MK6TXMsvgQg