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The average speed of a tractor in the United States is 20 to 25 mph.
Drivers in rural areas know this all too well. Tractors slow down two-lane traffic and drive people trying to get to work crazy.
But in downtown Denver?
According to Fox News, a driver of a stolen John Deere tractor decided to test Denver police’s nerves Friday.
The pursuit began in the City Park area, where the Denver Zoo is located, and developed into a slow 30-minute chase, eventually ending in the city’s Lower Downtown neighborhood, near the Coors Field baseball stadium, Denver Police spokesman Tyrone Campbell told Denver’s KMGH-TV.
Authorities said the tractor hit multiple vehicles and some buildings were damaged. Police decided to stop the tractor by striking it head-on to end the chase before any pedestrians got hurt.
The suspect gave authorities a run for their money, swerving onto the sidewalk and in and out of traffic.
— garbuckle (@gazucci) July 21, 2018
Viewers of the pursuit were shocked by the number of police cars that followed the tractor. One man compared the chase to a parade due to the stream of cruisers.
Unless he mowed over someone with that tractor, I think this is a bit overkill on the police side. That’s 11 police cars…
Out of all the participants in the slow-speed pursuit, two police officers and the suspect were injured.
— Alex Rose (@AlexRoseNews) July 21, 2018
CBS Denver reported that the driver had been identified by police Sunday.
NEW INFO:Denver police identified the man accused of stealing a Denver Water tractor and leading them on a chase through downtown Denver as 38-year-old Thomas Busch.
Now that he’s been identified, maybe he can answer everyone’s questions. For one, where exactly was he going?
— Brian Ray James (@SeekingEcopolis) July 21, 2018
Wherever his destination might have been, at least he used his flashers to alert other drivers.
— Brad☀️💧💀🔥🌳 (@plainbrad) July 21, 2018
Some Twitter users even remixed the videos that surfaced into music videos.
— chet (@dcxht) July 21, 2018
However, this isn’t quite the typical music video for a country song.