Appleton man accused of stealing skid steer, leading police on chase

APPLETON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An Appleton man is accused of stealing a skid steer in an attempt to evade police. 

The incident happened Thursday, Feb. 24. 

Grand Chute police say around 8 a.m., officers were called to assist the Appleton Police Department for a suspect who stole a skid steer, a construction machine is primarily used for digging. 

The suspect traveled from Appleton to Grand Chute -- a little under three miles -- driving onto railroad tracks, backyards and fields. 

Officials say the man ended up in a field "doing donuts" and officers on foot were able to approach him and take him into custody. 

The man was identified as 37-year-old Tyler Peschke of Appleton. He faces charges of Felony Eluding, Operating a Motor Vehicle without the Owner’s Consent, OWI 4th Offense, Misdemeanor Resisting, Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property, and additional warrants.

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