Soldier steals M577, leads police on mid-speed chase – video

Police have chased down and arrested a soldier who stole an M577 armored personnel carrier and took it for it a joyride in Virginia.

Credit: Parker Slaybaugh

Joshua Phillip Yabut, a 29-year-old First Lieutenant with the Virginia National Guard, led police on a medium speed chase for two hours on Tuesday, June 5.

Yabut stole an M577 APC from the Fort Pickett training center in Blackstone, Virginia, and drove the vehicle on public roads at speeds nearing its top speed of 40mph (64km/h).

He drove east on US Route 460 and north on Interstate 95. He was followed by police, and stopped in Fan, Richmond. He refused to surrender and was tasered by police.