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Man in dress steals school bus, drives front-end loader into wife’s home

A Washington state man decked out in a yellow dress stole a bus and eluded cops in a wild chase that finished with him plowing a entrance-stop loader through his estranged wife’s house, authorities reported.

Andrew Loudon, 39, experienced just gotten out of a psychiatric hospital when he allegedly stole the bus at 7:40 p.m. Saturday and refused to pull around, Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett reported in a information launch.

When Loudon allegedly blew by means of a pink light, sheriff’s deputies dropped their pursuit because of new condition law enforcement reform guidelines, Burnett mentioned.

Douglas County deputies picked up the path and adopted Loudon for about 10 minutes, according to a timeline described by Burnett.

“They also discontinued pursuit per the new reform legal guidelines,” the sheriff said.

Following Loudon dropped the deputies, he ditched the university bus near Moses Lake and then seemingly hitchhiked to Spokane and then Chewelah — in which his wife lived.

At some point, he stole a front-finish loader and made use of it to tear into his wife’s household on Sunday night time, evidently flipping a automobile into the household, images of the incident exhibit.

“The suspect’s spouse experienced fled the household when she discovered her estranged spouse might be close by,” the sheriff reported in the assertion.

It was there that he was last but not least arrested by Chewelah law enforcement.

A man in a dress stole a school bus after getting out of a psychiatric hospital.
Andrew Loudon stole a school bus just before driving a entrance-loader by means of his estranged wife’s dwelling.
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The sheriff’s business explained law enforcement weren’t legally permitted to chase the motor vehicle because of new reforms that state, in part, authorities can only chase a motor vehicle when there’s possible cause of a violent offense or other crimes.

Next the car has to be essential to determine the individual, the driver has to pose “an imminent threat” to other individuals and a supervisor has to give authorization, the sheriff’s business stated.

Loudon was being held on charges which includes theft of a motor auto and destructive mischief, according to the assertion.

A man in a dress stole a school bus after getting out of a psychiatric hospital.
Andrew Loudon took cops on a chase.
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