DENVER (CBS4) – Denver police identified the man accused of stealing a John Deer tractor which belongs to Denver Water.

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Police say Thomas Busch, 37, led them on a chase through the heart of downtown Denver on a busy Friday night.

No pedestrians were hurt, but two Denver police officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. They have since been released.

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One officer rammed the tractor head-on which stopped the chase.

“Without any hesitation, (the officers) went head-on in to the tractor,” said Andre Soropeza, a witness. “He jumped out of his vehicle with the Taser gun pulled out, and shot the guy in the tractor.”

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Busch was then arrested.

It’s not clear how Busch allegedly stole the tractor, or why. A mugshot of Busch was not immediately available.

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He faces motor vehicle theft and other charges.

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