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Florida Man has done it again:

A Florida man was arrested after he stole a front-end loader and led authorities on a chase for up to an hour-and-a-half, police say.

Donald John Clark, 32, was being held at the Pinellas County jail in St. Petersburg, Fla., on $32,000 bail for stealing a Volvo L110G — a 20-ton, $250,000 front-end loader — from a construction site Saturday before leading police on a chase that lasted over an hour.

After receiving a tip about a front-end loader being driven erratically, police attempted to pull over Clark, who ignored sirens and emergency lights. The Tampa Bay Times reports Clark hit curbs and ran stop signs as he cut through side streets and neighborhoods.

Police traced the movements of the front-end loader, which traveled at a top speed of 25 mph, but officers had few ways to stop the vehicle.

That last line is priceless, but you know you’re not supposed to do that, right?