The thief never heard of 2 tracking devices? Smart enough to disable one, he missed the other one. But he did get one heck of a three hour joyride out of his misadventure.
From the youtube information box:
Published on Sep 13, 2016
The driver of a stolen big rig was taken into custody after leading California Highway Patrol officers on hourslong pursuit on Riverside County freeways Tuesday.
The chase began about 10:30 a.m. in unincorporated Apple Valley, where a sheriff’s deputy spotted the stolen truck and attempted to stop the driver.
With a line of CHP cruisers behind him, the driver made his way on the southbound 15 Freeway, eastbound 60 Freeway, eastbound 10 Freeway and eastbound Highway 62, into the high desert.
CHP Officer Brian Alvarez said spike strips would be an unlikely option to stop the truck due its size.
About 1:40 p.m., the driver parked the truck and surrendered. He was taken into custody without incident.
A graphic on the side of the truck indicated the big rig belonged to Advanced Chemical Transport, a hazardous waste management firm.
The owner of firm, Walter Singer, said the truck had been stolen from a Barstow hotel parking lot sometime before 6 a.m. The thief disabled a GPS tracking device, but the company was able to find the truck’s location through a second tracking device and notified authorities.
The truck was hauling non-hazardous materials to Nevada, Singer said.
Almost an hour of the chase can be watched in this video, set to rock music:
Heavy offers a detailed account of events.