Man Leads Texas Police On Wild Chase In John Deere Tractor
January 29th, 2019
Police officers in Driscoll, Texas, were led on a wild chase. But not with a suspect in a vehicle. It involved a man in full camouflage and a helmet driving a John Deere tractor on Highway 77. And luckily for us, it was caught on video by a local news station.
According to Driscoll Police Chief Michael Cantu, the suspect was driving his John Deere tractor at a gas station and backed into a Spectrum company van. The driver of the van confronted the suspect, and eventually, police were called to the scene. When officers arrived, the suspect got back on his tractor and drove off. A Driscoll police officer attempted to stop him and ended up being dragged several feet, injuring his arm.
Officers pursued the suspect north on Highway 77 until he eventually drove his tractor into a field. Police circled the field for some time before sending a four-wheel drive police unit into the field where officers converged on the suspect and removed him from the tractor. All in all, the pursuit lasted over an hour.
When asked what he was trying to accomplish, the suspect said he was trying to get to California to assist with the wildfires, and also said he needed money from President Donald Trump.
The suspect has been identified as 45-year-old Alan Baade and said he was wanted on a felony charge. He was arrested and will face a new charge of aggravated assault of a police officer, along with the felony warrant.