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Date: 05/14/11 02:03 PM

57 Responses to Raw Video Of Car Thief Escaping UK Police

  1. Profile photo of spandi
    spandi Male 18-29
    118 posts
    May 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    Link: Raw Video Of Car Thief Escaping UK Police - 2011 Bonnie & Clyde? Come on, UK police, you need to up your game.
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    timebored Male 18-29
    69 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    i wonder if the thief planned to use the train? and where was the backup?
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    denmarkcm Male 18-29
    341 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    damn that train was fast!
  4. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    ...That was a pritty ballsy and skilled get-away.
    There is no point the police risking it when they already have the car IDed. Would of risked killing themselves, people on the train and the cars nearby. Even making it would of probably lost them their jobs.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    I thought the UK used KPH rather than MPH. I could be mistaken though, I`ve never been there.
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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    Up their game? What would you have them do, ram the train?
  7. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    No, we use miles still. It`s the rest of Europe that use kilometres.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    That was pretty cool. The train was super short though, the cops could easily catch up.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    I thought the UK used KPH rather than MPH. I could be mistaken though, I`ve never been there.

    We should be with Metric, but people are as willing to accept changing to KPH as much as changing to the Euro. Not one bit.
    We are being very stubborn to change latley.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    It`s the rest of Europe that use kilometres.

    Ah, okay. That`s probably why I thought you guys did as well.

    Thank you and Evil Eye for the info.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    nice, way to use the resources!
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    walterppj Male 30-39
    125 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    Nice touch with the hazard lights.
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    Orchideous Male 18-29
    361 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    Evil eye, why would you want to change the heritage?
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    henryhendrix Male 30-39
    722 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    That`s just sad.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7614 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    I assume that once they got a bit away they ditched the car and legged it. Glad no one got hurt though- I always wonder about those chases, they run because the police are after them....
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    Wow..that "raw" video sure has a lot of editing.


    Nice driving though.
  17. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    I thought the UK used KPH rather than MPH. I could be mistaken though, I`ve never been there.

    Generally, we use configurable equipment that can show either. Physical dials on speedo`s generally have both units shown. Most people use MPH.

    In general, we use a mash of metric and British Imperial units, with metric becoming more common as time goes by. Metric is used if precision is important and as a general rule younger people are more familiar with it than older people. Some things remain with the older units, though. There are or have been various transitional things, e.g. milk and some other liquids sold in units of 454ml - a pint expressed in metric units - or car acceleration from 0-62mph rather than the traditional 0-60mph (62mph is 100kph).

    It takes time to reasonably transition from one system of units to another.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    This is not in fact "raw" footage, as it has obviously been edited. Unless of course we are to believe that the cars are being teleported from one segment of road to another at various times during the chace.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    Wusses. I saw at least two times in there where the squad car could have at least done a pit maneuver. What, didn`t want to scratch the paint? Afraid of leaving unsightly black marks on the pavement?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    damn that train was fast!

    Not really. Those short trip trains only do about 100mph. It looks faster when you`re close to one.

    That was pretty cool. The train was super short though, the cops could easily catch up.

    They`re short trip trains, sort of like buses on rails. It`s generally more efficient in a small, densely populated country to use small trains more frequently on many routes, with normal-sized trains on the longer and/or more heavily used routes.

    Since the barrier had been broken, the best thing for the police on the scene to do would be to remain there and keep things organised to avoid a major fatal accident. There might well be another train passing in a few minutes and maybe a fool in a car would ignore or miss seeing the lights, assuming that the lack of a barrier meant it was safe.

    The "escaping" driver could be picked up by other coppers on the other side, or a helicopter if it wa
  21. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    Wusses. I saw at least two times in there where the squad car could have at least done a pit maneuver. What, didn`t want to scratch the paint? Afraid of leaving unsightly black marks on the pavement?

    It`s not usually used in urban areas, not usually used at high speeds and not usually used in the UK. There`s no point deliberately causing a potentially fatal crash without good reason.
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    Ska_Machine Male 13-17
    153 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    BAD. ASS.
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    HeadiesRusH Male 18-29
    328 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    so lucky...
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    "BAD. ASS."

    There is nothing badass about driving someone else`s car through a barrier to save your own skin from going to jail. They stopped to make sure the train wasn`t going to hit them anyway. I`m willing to bet that they got caught shortly after this.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm
    ex racecar driver?
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    Kernel Male 18-29
    123 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    That`s the sorta stuff that happens when you let your country drive on the left side of the road.

    God bless America.
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    DeRob Male 18-29
    30 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    "I`m willing to bet that they got caught shortly after this."

    Lol. I`m willing to bet they got pu$$y after this. Every sinlge part of this video was BaD ASS. I know what I`m doing after i go out drinking tomorrow.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    May 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    Awww come on it`s tax paid. Crash through the barrier.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 12:12 am
    Yeah, that dude has definitely been doing some form of precision driving before. Racecar, previous escapes, stunt driving... something.
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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 1:57 am
    "I saw at least two times in there where the squad car could have at least done a pit maneuver."

    British police don`t use the pit maneuver...at all. Ever.

    Our roads are typically far more crowded and confined than yours are. It`s nowhere near a safe thing to do.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:31 am
    This came out when the driver got 3 and a half years. Clicky
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    beebees0sis Female 18-29
    8 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 8:04 am
    a lot of police forces dont use pit maneuvers or even get into pursuit with a stolen vehicle. its not worth the safety risks to pursue something that is just property.
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    jfactor Male 18-29
    149 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 8:36 am
    If Hollywood has taught us anything its that European police are extremely easy to get away from.
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    shalantas Male 18-29
    426 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 8:36 am
    dude was like
    tight spot... *uck it i got this
    tight spot... *uck it i got this
    tight spot... *uck it i got this
    railroad tracks............... whatever its a rental....
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 8:57 am
    i`m confused. Don`t they use KPH? Why`s the HUD show MPH and he calls out MPH during the pursuit.
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    leo_s84 Male 18-29
    30 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 9:04 am
    @number43

    They use MPH in the UK
  37. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Hahaha, I failed at metric/imperial conversion and nobody noticed.

    568ml = 1 pint. I had it confused with another transitional amount - some stuff is sold in packs of 454g (= 1 lb).
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 11:29 am
    Jason Bourne strikes again
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    Trojan Male 18-29
    511 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 11:54 am
    Wait, you`re actually blaming the police for not chasing him when there was a train coming? You`re a moron, spandi.

    Also, why aren`t ANY of the drivers pulling off onto the shoulder as the cop is coming by? In America it`s the law...
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    havoctwin Male 18-29
    63 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 11:58 am
    He should really slow down over those tracks, that could throw his car out of alignment.
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    digbychicken Male 18-29
    235 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    they would have left him because there would be a helicopter tracking him
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    IT was only a short train, they could have carried on
  43. Profile photo of SPARTAKITTY
    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    After those mad driving skills they should just let him have the car.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    cool!
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    joosen52 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    someone can`t wait for grad theft auto 5
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    "they would have left him because there would be a helicopter tracking him"

    i was about to say the same thing, some other car probably took over the chase with help from the helicopter
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33134 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm
    Other cops would be moving into position ahead, I doubt this idiot really got away.

    The cops absolutely did the right thing by stopping. A few seconds difference and that train might have plowed into them, de-railed and many lives would be lost. Bravo police!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33134 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    vv Thanks for the linky @TopperHey! 3 &1/2 years in the slammer! How `badass` is his driving now? He`s going to find out ALL about "bad ass" lolz!
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    gegodfrey Male 30-39
    52 posts
    May 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    that gut was crazy... he was driving on the wrong sid of the road almost the whole time
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    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
    374 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 1:53 am
    That was some insane driving.
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    Garu Male 30-39
    562 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 2:54 am
    HAHAHAHA, reminds me of playing Driver. Good for them.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 3:54 am
    ep..
    ...
    wait for it
    ..
    ....ic
  53. Profile photo of Pheeshy5
    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2011 at 8:35 am
    Why was he using MPH, I thought they used KPH on the other side of the pond.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 9:05 am
    This is criminal hope no innocent bystanders got hurt.
  55. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    Why was he using MPH, I thought they used KPH on the other side of the pond.

    That`s been answered in detail several times in this thread already. Quick summary: they use kph in Europe, mph in the UK.
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    DJDoubleb Male 30-39
    382 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 7:49 am
    HE`S DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD!!!!!

    oh, wait....
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    topgun966 Male 18-29
    42 posts
    May 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    This is how it goes everywhere. If it is too dangerous for either the officers or public they will terminate the pursuit. Its not worth giving up your life or the life of someone else for just a car.

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