Raw Video Of Car Thief Escaping UK Police

Submitted by: spandi 6 years ago in Misc

2011 Bonnie & Clyde? Come on, UK police, you need to up your game.
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Male 42
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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Male 382
HE`S DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD!!!!!

oh, wait....
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Male 12,365
[quote]Why was he using MPH, I thought they used KPH on the other side of the pond.[/quote]

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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Male 1,360
This is criminal hope no innocent bystanders got hurt.
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Male 1,312
Why was he using MPH, I thought they used KPH on the other side of the pond.
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Male 3,619
ep..
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wait for it
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Male 562
HAHAHAHA, reminds me of playing Driver. Good for them.
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Female 374
That was some insane driving.
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Male 52
that gut was crazy... he was driving on the wrong sid of the road almost the whole time
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Male 37,888
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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Male 37,888
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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Female 3,001
"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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Male 206
someone can`t wait for grad theft auto 5
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Female 2,027
cool!
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Female 2,120
After those mad driving skills they should just let him have the car.
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Male 25,416
IT was only a short train, they could have carried on
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Male 235
they would have left him because there would be a helicopter tracking him
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Male 63
He should really slow down over those tracks, that could throw his car out of alignment.
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Male 511
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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Male 4,902
Jason Bourne strikes again
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Male 12,365
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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Male 30
@number43

They use MPH in the UK
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Male 759
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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Male 426
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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Male 149
If Hollywood has taught us anything its that European police are extremely easy to get away from.
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Female 8
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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Male 1,929
This came out when the driver got 3 and a half years. Clicky
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Male 2,850
"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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Male 2,553
Yeah, that dude has definitely been doing some form of precision driving before. Racecar, previous escapes, stunt driving... something.
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Male 2,402
Awww come on it`s tax paid. Crash through the barrier.
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Male 30
"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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Male 123
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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Male 2,056
ex racecar driver?
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Male 437
"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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Male 328
so lucky...
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Male 153
BAD. ASS.
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Male 12,365
[quote]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?[/quote]

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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Male 12,365
[quote]damn that train was fast![/quote]

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

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

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
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Male 5,194
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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Male 2,521
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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Male 12,365
[quote]I thought the UK used KPH rather than MPH. I could be mistaken though, I`ve never been there.[/quote]

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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Male 2,033
Wow..that "raw" video sure has a lot of editing.


Nice driving though.
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Female 7,867
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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Male 722
That`s just sad.
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Male 361
Evil eye, why would you want to change the heritage?
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Male 125
Nice touch with the hazard lights.
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Female 3,598
nice, way to use the resources!
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Male 1,461
[quote]It`s the rest of Europe that use kilometres.[/quote]

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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Male 1,442
[quote] I thought the UK used KPH rather than MPH. I could be mistaken though, I`ve never been there. [/quote]

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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Male 1,511
That was pretty cool. The train was super short though, the cops could easily catch up.
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Male 1,557
No, we use miles still. It`s the rest of Europe that use kilometres.
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Male 383
Up their game? What would you have them do, ram the train?
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Male 1,461
I thought the UK used KPH rather than MPH. I could be mistaken though, I`ve never been there.
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Male 1,442
...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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Male 341
damn that train was fast!
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Male 69
i wonder if the thief planned to use the train? and where was the backup?
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Male 118
Link: Raw Video Of Car Thief Escaping UK Police [Rate Link] - 2011 Bonnie & Clyde? Come on, UK police, you need to up your game.
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