Saturday, 25. October 2014
29. 05. 14. - 04:19
29. 05. 14. - 04:19
People watching this scene in which gun flashes from armed officers pepper a car being driven by a drunk driver with bullets have admitted they thought they were watching a movie because of the carnage being caused. Yet, despite the fact that the bullets seem to have no effect as police cars were smashed aside and officers acted like stuntmen as they leapt out of the way, the action recorded here was 100 percent real. The drama happened in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, in north-eastern Russia. Eyewitness Philip Repin told local television: "I heard the gunshots outside my window and when I went to looked out I saw police shouting for a man to get out of the car. They had him penned in with police cars blocking off the road at the front and back, and were pointing their guns at him. I assumed he was going to get out but then he just put the pedal to the metal and it was like the destruction derby. He was driving around like a crazy man smashing cars out of the way including the police cars. And wherever he went the officers were running after the vehicle and trying to put it out of action. They were shooting at the engine and the tyres and they must've shot dozens of times but the guy just kept on driving. "It was so incredible, happening there in broad daylight, that I kept looking around for the cameras. It was really hard to believe what I was looking at was real." Yet despite numerous bullets hitting the car's engine and tyres the drunk driver managed to smash his way to freedom and sped off leaving the ruined police car behind. A police spokesman said: "It is an ongoing investigation so we're not prepared to make any comment. The man is still at large but we urge him to give himself up if he doesn't want to avoid being in even more trouble than he already is."
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