Beanbag Shotgun, Taser, Pepper Spray Used To Take Down Rampager in a Bulldozer

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
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Police in Rapid City, South Dakota arrested a man they say stole a bulldozer and dozed electrical poles, rammed a pickup and damaged a building Sunday.

Authorities said 21-year-old Justin Thornley stole a bulldozer from a construction site and demolished a house before ramming other objects.

According to the Rapid City Journal, officers needed beanbags fired from a shotgun, a Taser and pepper spray to arrest Thornley.

According to Pennington County jail records, Thornley is charged with grand theft, obstruction of an officer and vandalism.

It’s unclear from records when Thornley is next due in court. A spokesman from the Rapid City police department didn’t immediately return a call for comment.

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  • APaGttH APaGttH on Oct 10, 2015

    03-05 Avalanche 1/2 ton without the Z71 package. HULK SMASH!

    • Sgeffe Sgeffe on Oct 10, 2015

      I couldn't for the life of me figure that out; my guess is that the truck was pushed into or out of the side of a building. I would think that if that dozer could have somehow gone over the top of that, it would have flattened it.

  • PeriSoft PeriSoft on Oct 10, 2015

    Whenever I try this in GTA V, I'm dead inside five minutes.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Oct 11, 2015

    In a prepared statement by the NBA (National Bulldozer Association) Bulldozers don't kill people, people kill people. We at the NBA would like to explicitly point out that more stringent bulldozer controls and restrictions would not have prevented this incident. We would like to point out that if more of the public had acess to bigger and more powerful dozers this incident could of been stopped quickly and easily.

  • Schmitt trigger Schmitt trigger on Oct 13, 2015

    Lou; This thread was rapidly devolving into a mudslinging contest; therefore your humor (sarcastic as it may be) is quite welcome. +1