A man driving a giant farm machine tried to escape from police in central Illinois.

If I just told you this story, your first reaction might be to think that it has to be made up.

No, it's not a deleted scene from "Footloose."

According to pjstar.com,


"Menard County deputies were called to rural Athens in central Illinois about 10:15 a.m. on the report of someone driving a large farm tractor erratically through a subdivision. Officers located the tractor and tried to get the driver, later identified as Moose, to stop."

Yes, his name is "Moose." I'm not sure if that's his real name or a nickname.

The police could not get him to stop as he tried to hit an officer with the tractor.

He drove back and forth in fields and roads. They figured his top speed reached 22 mph. At one point, the man drove over a levee so fast the wheels left the ground. The police pursued him through two counties.

The chase came to an end when Moose reached a bridge and the tractor was too wide to cross. He then surrendered to the authorities.

Thank goodness no one was hurt.

I searched for video but couldn't find any. I'm sure that would have been entertaining to watch.


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