Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for December
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Thief Crashes Luxury Mercedes Just Seconds After Stealing It

Thief Crashes Luxury Mercedes Just Seconds After Stealing It

A bungling car thief died when he crashed a high powered classic sports car he had nicked just 30 metres from the garage he had broken into.

The crook and an accomplice had sneaked into the property and were attempting a getaway when he piled the pristine 1964 black Mercedes 230 SL - worth 70,000 GBP - into a tree just seconds after fleeing the property in Osielsko, a region in north Poland.

Owner Maciej Borkowski said: "These are powerful old cars and they don't drive and steer like modern ones. You need to know what you're doing."

The accomplice had, say police, successfully made off with a 1959 190SL car, worth about 50,000 GBP.

A local man walking his dog at the scene said: "I saw the car crash and ran over to see if I could help.

"The other car had driven off and when I looked inside the crashed car I saw a man slumped over the steering wheel wearing a balaclava and gloves.

"He was dead. I guess God was watching and decided to punish him," he added.

A police spokesman said: "We are trying to identify the driver which is proving difficult as we have no record of him in our files and no one has come forward to claim the body.

"He is a bit of a mystery."

But one local added: "The bigger mystery is how his accomplice is going to sell the car now, as everyone will know it was stolen and that someone died in the other one."

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
stolen  steering  Mercedes  Borkowski  mystery  proving  worth  record  forward  190SL  walking  gloves  Maciej  crashed  died  ones  property  police  scene  cars

Latest News

 

Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.

Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!

Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.

Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.

Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.

Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.

Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.

More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.

Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.

Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers