Yesterday, 27 year old Milo Banks led Georgia police on a nearly 70 mile chase after stealing a semi tractor. Truck driver, Torrey Lang, was in the parking lot and noticed Banks get into his truck and start to take off. Lang jumped on the side of the tractor and ended up hanging on the back while the thief drove the stolen truck down I-75 through seven Georgia counties. Lang was able to call 9-1-1 to report the theft. The hour long chase began to slow when police threw out spike strips to blow the truck tires, and it eventually ended with Lang jumping off the truck uninjured and Banks being pulled from the truck and tackled to the ground by about a dozen police officers. Banks is now facing multiple charges, including fleeing from police.
I just found this to be an interesting story. With the economy the way it is,people seem to be getting more and more desperate, making thievery their new way of life. All they have to do, instead of stealing trucks from those who work for a living, is go to CDL truck driver training and get a financially stable career for themselves! The Driver Solutions Network is currently training and hiring inexperienced truck drivers. For more information on this great truck driving opportunity, visit the Driver Solutions website.