A 22-year-old man from Leicestershire steals a digger. Tells the police. Then manages to lead them on a 3 hour chase.
The man in question stole a digger late at night, then decided to inform the police. It’s still unclear why the digger thief broadcasted his crime, or where he even stole the digger from. But we have to admit while wasting police time is wrong, this is pretty comical.
The pursuit became so intense that he had several police cars and a helicopter chasing him and ended after 3 long hours. Officers tweeted the photograph of the vehicle, stating it was a ’44 tonne stolen digger’.
The 22-year-old joyrider is currently in police custody. The diggers whereabouts however is unknown, but we hope it’s returned home safe.