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Old 04-15-2011, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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Umm... just run up to the tractor from BEHIND and scamper up to the cab. The worst that could happen is that you fall on your ass. Oh I almost forgot, most cops are too out of shape to move around like that...
Again you'd have to bust out the back window. The entrances and egress from a cab is usually through the side doors. Not sure on speed but speeds might vary from 10 MPH can you being in good shape run 10 plus MPH?
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Again you'd have to bust out the back window. The entrances and egress from a cab is usually through the side doors. Not sure on speed but speeds might vary from 10 MPH can you being in good shape run 10 plus MPH?
Busting the window would be the easiest part. They were lucky that the tractor maintained a perfect circle, at any moment the steering could have adjusted and sent the tractor in the direction of heavy traffic or something worse. It was pretty clear that it was an unstoppable force.

I leisurely run 4 miles a few times a week at about 6-7 mph. I'm not in the business of chasing bad guys or tractors for that matter so If a cop can't run 10mph for 10 seconds then thats a worthless cop.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I guess the thought of personal injury outweighed the risk of letting it run in circles until it ran out of gas or got hung up on something, which it did.

Running up and grabbing on to the back of a tractor, even if I was confident I could do it, wouldn't be something I would try when no one is at risk but me.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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Busting the window would be the easiest part. They were lucky that the tractor maintained a perfect circle, at any moment the steering could have adjusted and sent the tractor in the direction of heavy traffic or something worse. It was pretty clear that it was an unstoppable force.

I leisurely run 4 miles a few times a week at about 6-7 mph. I'm not in the business of chasing bad guys or tractors for that matter so If a cop can't run 10mph for 10 seconds then thats a worthless cop.
Maybe. But it is easier to use a tazer or a .40. It is hard to outrun 1100 feet per second or a motorola.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:31 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Again you'd have to bust out the back window. The entrances and egress from a cab is usually through the side doors. Not sure on speed but speeds might vary from 10 MPH can you being in good shape run 10 plus MPH?

yea these guys are full of it.. 10 mph to run and climb up and over the back where while the tractor bounces over the curb, off the building and the cars... lol yea right. And why would you risk your life again??
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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yea these guys are full of it.. 10 mph to run and climb up and over the back where while the tractor bounces over the curb, off the building and the cars... lol yea right. And why would you risk your life again??
How are you risking your life by approaching a moving vehicle from the back? I think some of you (and the cops) need to hit the gym...
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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How are you risking your life by approaching a moving vehicle from the back? I think some of you (and the cops) need to hit the gym...

you are obviously ignorant if you think you can climb on the back(where there are no steps) and climb up over large moving wheels and get into a cab while bouncing over curbs, buildings and cars.. You gotta love internet hereos..
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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There's a huge swath of time where it wasn't bumping into anything. Why would the police risk their lives? Because its what the tax payer pays for.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Anyone in good shape could have easily jumped on it to stop it. It wasn't running that fast. I was awed by this as well.

I own a tractor and I guarantee you that if you try and chase down one we will be reading about you in the death notices.

Tractors and heavy equipment or the number one reason for deaths on farms.

busta
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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There's a huge swath of time where it wasn't bumping into anything. Why would the police risk their lives? Because its what the tax payer pays for.
You're kidding right? Just because the job comes with a high risk of being hurt doesn't mean they should put themselves in harms way. I guarantee you that until you've been on a tractor you have no clue as to how dangerous they are.

busta
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