New Mexico police officers and sheriff's deputies were caught in an unusual low-speed chase last month when they pursued a man in an airport baggage tractor after he tried to steal a plan.
The incident happened Aug. 14 when Sebastian Rios Sierra crashed a stolen pickup truck through the gate at Lea County Regional Airport in Hobbs, The News-Sun Reports. Once on the airport grounds, Sierra tried to steal an airplane, and when that proved unsuccessful, he took off with a baggage tractor.
Hobbs police and Lea County sheriff's deputies pursued Sierra through the city. Authorities were able to finally stop the tractor by damaging one of the tires, and an officer tried to apprehend the suspect.
Sierra kicked the officer in the chest before trying to grab the officer's holstered gun. Deputies deployed Tasers, which subdued the suspect.
Sierra was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and other charges. No injuries were reported in the incident.