Carjacker tries to steal a band’s tour bus–with the band still inside.

When your band is on tour, you always have to be on guard against getting ripped off or having your stuff stolen. This, though, has to be a first.

A band called Prowess was leading their gear after a gig in Pennsylvania. The door to their equipment trailer was open as band and crew trudged back and forth to the venue. Meanwhile, the RV was running, warming up on a cold night and to keep the battery from dying.

With some of the entourage already on board, some dude jumped in the vehicle took off. Yes, he tried to steal the RV with the band inside.

A high-speed chase ensued. Naturally, there’s video.

From the band’s Facebook page:

Well, last night was interesting! As we’re loading out someone decided the hop in our bus and steal it. Our bus was on and idling to warm it up and keep the battery from dying while the trailer lights were on during loadout.

As we were carrying gear onto the ramp the bus started to pull away with the ramp still open! Our gear littered the highway. We were able to recover the vehicle quickly. This video details the event.

The show itself was awesome, and the people of Burgettstown were very helpful and considerate. We will definitely be back. Although our gear is damaged, and spending the day providing statements to the state police, we are determined to continue on.  #prowessrocks

Additional details at Alternative Press.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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