Watch As A Wild Police Chase In Georgia Ends With Two Front End Loaders Doing Battle In The Street

Gwinnett police chase
Gwinnett County Police

That’s something you don’t see every day.

I’ll admit I’m a sucker for a good police chase. I miss the days when those things were televised live. (Or maybe they still are, I don’t even know). But I still love watching police chases on YouTube. Could watch people try to outrun the long arm of the law for hours during these high-speed chases.

Well, this one wasn’t exactly high speed.

A wild scene unfolded in Norcross, Georgia last week when Gwinnett County Police were called to a waste management company after a former employee stole a piece of heavy machinery. There, officers found 38-year old Eddie Sanchez on a front end loader, and when they tried to stop him, Sanchez took off down the road and led police on a low-speed chase down the street.

Obviously officers and their vehicles were no match for the 75,000-lb piece of equipment, so they ended up enlisting the help of another employee with a loader of his own.

“Grab your machine…how fast is it?”

And in a truly wild scene, officers blocked traffic and cleared the way for the employee to give chase on his own end loader, eventually catching up to the fleeing machine as a garbage truck assisted in blocking traffic. And officers couldn’t believe what they were seeing:

“This is unbelievable.”

But with traffic stopped and the arena cleared, the two end loaders began to do battle right there in the middle of the street.

The employee on his loader was eventually able to flip the stolen machine on its side, allowing police to take the fleeing suspect into custody.

As it turns out, Sanchez was fired from the business last year, and had apparently tried to steal a loader just days earlier – but that time he never made it to the street.

Sanchez was taken to the hospital for evaluation, and was ultimately hit with a laundry list of charges including Criminal Trespass, Theft by Taking, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude, Reckless Driving, Criminal Damage to Property 2nd Degree, and Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer.

Luckily no other vehicles were damaged in the pursuit and nobody was injured, which is a miracle when you see how erratic this guy was driving on that monster piece of equipment.

Gonna add this one to my police chase playlist on YouTube.

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