Lieutenant Joshua Philip Yabut, 29, apparently thinks a luxury SUV or a corvette is not grand enough for grand theft auto. Instead, he went with the M577 armored command vehicle, which he stole from Fort Pickett, a Virginia Army National Guard facility. He then took police on a 60-mile chase. Yahut previously sought to run against Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) but failed to file the proper forms.
During the chase, Yabut was on social media posting his progress and bizarre comments. Virginia State Police arrested him for driving under the influence of drugs and added charges for eluding police and unauthorized use of a vehicle. As felonies, that could make this a costly joyride.
Yahut is presently the commander of the Headquarters Company of the 276th Engineer Battalion, a Virginia Army National Guard Unit. He has ten years of service including a stint in Afghanistan. The M577 had no weaponry.