A solider was arrested after stealing an armored military vehicle from the Ford Pickett National Guard base on Tuesday following a two-hour long US police chase on the streets of Virginia, as reported by BBC.
The chase was prolonged despite the vehicle having only a top speed at around 65 km per hour.
The solider eventually stopped at the state capital building in Richmond, at which point he was surrounded by police and detained on the spot.
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
Virginia state police spokesperson Sergeant Keeli Hill said the vehicle was not carrying any weaponry.
No injuries or accidents were reported.
The incident elicited a number or reactions on social media as it unfolded.