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05-07-06, 08:50 AM #1UK police officer
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Car Jacking Horror caught on video...
Shocking pictures have been released of a man being flung into the air as he tried to stop a thief stealing his car. The 56-year-old victim had stepped out of his Vauxhall Astra to use recycling bins in a supermarket car park in Liverpool when the thief struck.
The thief jumped into car and used the key, which was still in the ignition, to start the engine.The owner tried to block the car by standing in its path and raising his hands, but the thief didn't stop.
He ploughed into the man, knocking him six feet into the air, before speeding away.
The victim, who has not been named, received hospital treatment for whiplash and minor injuries.
The car was later found abandoned in the Halewood area of Liverpool.
Detective Chief Inspector Nikki Holland, of Merseyside Police, said: 'I'd like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public to switch off their engines and lock car doors when possible to try to stop such incidents occurring.
'Although uncommon, there are opportunist thieves who will take advantage of situations like these.'
'The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.'
05-07-06, 01:51 PM #2
If he zigged when he zagged this whole thing would have been avoided.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
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05-07-06, 03:38 PM #3FishTail Guest
Don't leave keys in car. Life is worth more than car. Here endeth lesson.
05-07-06, 05:41 PM #4Originally Posted by LongTail
Actually, though, as soon ast the victim "interacted", that becomes a robbery not a theft - And you know what remedy Texas has for letting us stop a robbery, don't you?
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05-07-06, 06:06 PM #5FishTail Guest
It's not a robbery under British law. It's a theft or taking without consent (depending on the intent) followed by one of several degrees of assault.
05-07-06, 06:35 PM #6
Moral of the story, don't try to stop 3000LB object with your 160LB ass.
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05-07-06, 06:43 PM #7FishTail GuestOriginally Posted by TXCharlie
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