Two Teens Lead Police on a Wild Chase to the Maine Turnpike in a Stolen Front-End Loader

Portland Press-Herald reports that two teenagers in a stolen front-end loader (yes, a piece of big, yellow construction equipment with a bucket on the front) led police on a slow, but dangerous 30-mile chase before an officer eventually stopped them on the Maine Turnpike in New Gloucester by shooting at the vehicle’s tires. Along the way, the pair knocked down fire hydrants, signs and mailboxes, struck several other vehicles (including a police cruiser), and drove the wrong way down the turnpike.