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Published:April 6th, 2012 21:02 EST

Dude Steals Crane And Leads Cops On A Chase, A Really Slow Chase

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The California Highway Patrol said a crane thief (Jerry Don Clonce) who led police on a short chase knocked down 10 power poles while attempting to flee.

Clonce was charged with stealing a vehicle, possession of stolen property, assault with a deadly weapon, felony evading, destroying public utilities and felony vandalism. He was taken to the Sacramento County Jail."



It`s never a good idea to steal a huge piece of machinery that sticks out like a sore thumb it`s not like you can blend it with traffic when you are driving a crane.

Once Clonce realized the cops were on his tail, he should have pulled over immediately, thereby avoiding a slew of charges in addition to grand theft.

Clonce wasn`t a teen on the mother of all joyrides, he`s a 54-year-old man who should have known better.

This may be a humorous story, but Clone inconvenienced hundreds of people and it`s a miracle he didn`t hurt anybody. I hope the judge throws the book at this moron

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