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New Mexico Police in Slow-Speed Chase with ‘Bobcat Bandit’ Tractor Driver, Suspect Gets Away

(The AEGIS Alliance) – SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – Dashboard police vehicle video shows officers chasing after a thief who stole construction equipment, according to

A Bobcat tractor out roaming the streets at night was out of the ordinary for police to see and raised red flags. Officers chased the tractor driver with their sirens blaring and police lights flashing and tried to get the person to pull over.

The driver decided not to pull over and kept on driving. The tractor has been reported stolen from a construction site earlier that night according to Santa Fe Police.

When the officers caught up to the tractor, the driver still ignored their commands, and rare chase at slow-speeds continued.

At some point, the Bobcat bandit decided to make an escape, and he even plowed through a barbed wire fence and went into a nearby field.

The Bobcat driver ditched the tractor in the field and took off on foot towards an apartment complex, police said. Officers searched through the complex but weren’t able to find the suspect.

Police were afraid the tractor thief would use the front-end loader of the Bobcat to damage their vehicles, so they gave up on chasing the suspect.

Kyle James Lee – The AEGIS Alliance – This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Kyle James Lee

Majority Owner of The AEGIS Alliance. I studied in college for Media Arts, Game Development. Talents include Writer/Article Writer, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Web Design and Development, Video Production, Social Media, and eCommerce.

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