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Real Life GTA In Australia

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:46 pm
by bigh0rt
Was this you, Ryn?
SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian man allegedly used a restored army tank to destroy mobile phone towers on a rampage through Sydney early Saturday, police said.

Police said officers patrolling the western suburbs of Australian's largest city came across the privately-owned tank being used to destroy an electricity sub-station in the early hours of Saturday morning.

They followed the vehicle through several suburbs for 90 minutes as it smashed into mobile phone towers.

The low-speed pursuit, which police said averaged 30 kilometres (19 miles) an hour, finally arresting the driver after it stalled.

"The tank left a path of destruction in its wake, bringing down a number of mobile phone towers and relay sheds," New South Wales police said in a statement.

The 45-year-old driver was charged with a number of offices, including predatory driving, possessing a prohibited drug and using a weapon to avoid apprehension.

He will face a bail hearing later Saturday.

Police gave no reason why the man targeted mobile phone towers.

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Re: Real Life GTA In Australia

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:49 pm
by brewcrew4you
Sometimes, when my cellphone reception is really bad, that doesn't seem so outrageous...

Re: Real Life GTA In Australia

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:53 pm
by Danger
He was clearly furious when he answered no when asked, can you hear me now?

Re: Real Life GTA In Australia

PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:26 pm
by BitterDodgerFan
reminds me of the tank in the streets incident in san diego several years ago.

Re: Real Life GTA In Australia

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:12 am
by The Artful Dodger
BitterDodgerFan wrote:reminds me of the tank in the streets incident in san diego several years ago.


Yeah, crazy times.

This Aussie is our generation's Don Quixote. ;-D