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See Denver Tractor Chase Suspect Thomas Busch and 20 Craziest Tweets

See Denver Tractor Chase Suspect Thomas Busch and 20 Craziest Tweets
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On Monday, July 23, Thomas Busch, 37, seen in the just-released booking photo above, made his first court appearance related to a chase through downtown Denver aboard a stolen tractor on the evening of Friday, July 20.

But as is clear from the Twitter reaction to the bizarre incident, the stunt generated as much delight as terror — though the former response carries some guilt with it.

One tweeter wrote: "Fucking awesome.... I mean, not the injuries...but everything else about this!"

According to the Denver Police Department, Busch, a man with a long rap sheet, allegedly stole the tractor from City Park around 8:30 p.m. on the 20th, prompting a chase that involved dozens of police vehicles over the course of around thirty minutes and a couple of miles.

The episode finally ended in LoDo, but not without a considerable amount of damage to cars in the area, plus injuries to two police officers and Busch himself, who was taken into custody following an encounter with K-9 dogs.

Immediately after news about the tractor looniness broke, social media exploded with videos and commentary, including plenty of messages characterizing what went down as a prime example of why they love Denver.

The reaction is another reason why we love the Mile High City, too. Count down our twenty favorite tweets below.

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