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Jagdgeschwader2
09-07-2007, 06:30 AM
Sorry if this is old news. I was cruising the model tank forums and I ran across this post. I thought you guys might get a kick out of it.

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"A man has been arrested after an armoured personnel carrier (APC) was taken on a rampage in Sydney's western suburbs.

Mt Druitt police on patrol discovered the armoured vehicle destroying an electricity substation in Sterling Road, Minchinbury, at about 2am (AEST) today.

They followed the APC through several suburbs, including Mt Druitt, Dharruk, Emerton, Glendenning and Plumpton.

The APC left a path of destruction, bringing down a number of mobile phone towers and relay sheds, police said.

The pursuit ended in Dean Park after about 90 minutes, when the vehicle stalled as it was being driven towards another mobile phone tower.

Police arrested a 45-year-old Dharruk man and took him to Mt Druitt Police Station for questioning.

Mt Druitt police Chief Inspector Guy Haberley said the man was arrested on his way to damaging a seventh mobile telephone tower.

"He continued to destroy mobile phone tower communications sheds by crashing through the perimeter fence and colliding with structures causing significant damage," Insp Haberley told ABC radio.

It's believed the APC is an old vehicle from a private collection.

A man was later charged with a range of offences including six counts of malicious damage, break, enter and steal, predatory driving, possession of a prohibited drug, use of a weapon to avoid apprehension and driving in a dangerous manner.


He is due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court later today."

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22074975-601,00.html


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Jagdgeschwader2
09-07-2007, 06:30 AM
Sorry if this is old news. I was cruising the model tank forums and I ran across this post. I thought you guys might get a kick out of it.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/01010.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/01010101.jpg

"A man has been arrested after an armoured personnel carrier (APC) was taken on a rampage in Sydney's western suburbs.

Mt Druitt police on patrol discovered the armoured vehicle destroying an electricity substation in Sterling Road, Minchinbury, at about 2am (AEST) today.

They followed the APC through several suburbs, including Mt Druitt, Dharruk, Emerton, Glendenning and Plumpton.

The APC left a path of destruction, bringing down a number of mobile phone towers and relay sheds, police said.

The pursuit ended in Dean Park after about 90 minutes, when the vehicle stalled as it was being driven towards another mobile phone tower.

Police arrested a 45-year-old Dharruk man and took him to Mt Druitt Police Station for questioning.

Mt Druitt police Chief Inspector Guy Haberley said the man was arrested on his way to damaging a seventh mobile telephone tower.

"He continued to destroy mobile phone tower communications sheds by crashing through the perimeter fence and colliding with structures causing significant damage," Insp Haberley told ABC radio.

It's believed the APC is an old vehicle from a private collection.

A man was later charged with a range of offences including six counts of malicious damage, break, enter and steal, predatory driving, possession of a prohibited drug, use of a weapon to avoid apprehension and driving in a dangerous manner.


He is due to appear in Parramatta Bail Court later today."

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22074975-601,00.html


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SeaFireLIV
09-07-2007, 06:35 AM
I think everyone at least once in their lives wants to charge around city streets in anything big and armoured that makes lost of noise and damage and when the police come along and say, "Stop!" You roll over his Police car, (obviously carefully avoiding the Police man who has expertly jumped out the way!)

Then wander through town for a while until it`s time for tea.

Xiolablu3
09-07-2007, 06:47 AM
DO you guys remembe that guy who took a tank out onto the streets in the USA and ran over all sorts of cars/street signs etc?

The cops didnt mess around, as soon as the tank got stuck on a motorway mid section of concrete (just lucky/unlucky really), the hatch opened and they sprayed the driver with bullets.

Found video :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVWgWqSf_d0

Quite unbelieveable how he managed to get his hands on a tank...

SeaFireLIV
09-07-2007, 06:51 AM
Yea, saw it. Guess they were worried he might man the gun too!

Getting blown away in your tank like that certainly ruins your day.

Jagdgeschwader2
09-07-2007, 06:57 AM
The Australian guy was only angry at cell phone towers. The US guy was out destroying cars so the cops did not hesitate to use deadly force. The guy was still trying to get the tank going again when they shot him.

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Xiolablu3
09-07-2007, 07:00 AM
Yeah, I absolutely dont blame them for shooting the idiot.

Had there been anyone in those caravans or cars that he crushed, he would have killed/maimed them.

It was only a matter of time until he killed someone, lucky he got stuck on that concrete.

SeaFireLIV
09-07-2007, 07:01 AM
Looking at the tank vid again certainly has a certain drama about it. especially at the end when it`s stuck and the driver`s trying to get it going. It`s like watching a raging noisy Dragon with smoky firey growls that`s really maddened with little bees flying around it.

You almost expect the cannon to fire.

A pity it had to end in death, but it was a seriously dangerous situation.

Viper2005_
09-07-2007, 08:42 AM
Who needs tank traps when you can just use the central reservation of a motorway? Perhaps not the best design out there, though in this case that's definitely a good thing as otherwise they'd have eventually been forced to deploy grown-up anti-tank weapons with obvious collateral damage implications...

danjama
09-07-2007, 08:52 AM
maybe every country should just have a large part of it cordoned off for angry middle aged men who want to drive angrily in a tank?!

I always wondered how the made that film Falling with michael douglas without the use of a tank http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

anyway on a serious note yea it is a bit nuts and v dangerous...the american guy deserved to be shot he was dangerous, and IMO the aussie man did too. ****ing idiots everywhere these days.

BaldieJr
09-07-2007, 11:44 AM
give the guy a medal. mobile phones are perverse.

knightflyte
09-07-2007, 01:41 PM
I think the San Diego guy definately would have eventually killed someone. Maybe on purpose.

Who knows what he was jacked up on, but the progression of the video is of him driving casually, then it escalates to smashing cars and trailors.

Had he dislodged would he have started going for buildings and houses?

In that situation the police did the right thing. I've had about 8 police guns on ME AT ONE TIME. You are so intimidated do exactly what they tell you. He didn't listen and the danger was too great to risk.

DuxCorvan
09-07-2007, 01:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
You roll over his Police car, (obviously carefully avoiding the Police man who has expertly jumped out the way!) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Watching 'A-Team' again, mmmm? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif