15.11.2019

Tractor Chase Suspect Faces Judge Days After Downtown Chase

DENVER (CBS4) – The man accused of stealing a Denver Water tractor and taking it for a joy ride through downtown Denver causing a police chase on a busy Friday night faced a judge on Tuesday.

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Thomas Busch (credit: CBS)

Thomas Busch, 37, appeared in court to be advised he is being held on a variety of charges. Busch told the judge he wants to represent himself.

Busch’s mother told CBS4’s Rick Sallinger on Monday her son is a paranoid schizophrenic, and he uses meth and cocaine and was considering suicide by cop.

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CBS4’s Rick Sallniger interviews the mother of the man accused of stealing a Denver Water tractor. (credit: CBS)

Several people caught the action on video when the John Deere tractor jumped curbs, eluding more than a dozen police cars chasing it.

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It wasn’t until an officer rammed the tractor with their patrol car before it reached 16th Street Mall.

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(credit: CBS)

Two officers were hurt in the chase, but were released from the hospital.

denver.cbslocal.com

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