The wayward M577, with a police escort, rolling down a Virginia highway Tuesday evening.
Just before 8pm on Tuesday, June 5, Joshua Phillip Yabut, a 29-year-old 1st Lieutenant in the Virginia National Guard, drove off the Guard's Fort Pickett training center in Blackstone, Virginia in an M577 command post vehicle. This unscheduled deployment was followed by one of the strangest police chases ever.
(Update, 15:49 EDT) Just before hitting the road, Yabut posted a selfie, flashing the Wu Tang Clan sign.
wutang clan ain’t nothin to fuck wit booiiiiiiii pic.twitter.com/NUvnVRCRkE
— Joshua [BCH] (@movrcx) June 5, 2018
He also posted video from inside the M577 while it was moving. Based on the time it was posted, it was while he was driving off Fort Pickett. His sidearm is visible.