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Stolen car seeks to avoid attention by driving ‘next’ to the Parkway

By BerraBoy68 - 16 January 2012 9

My family and I had an interesting experience this morning while driving southbound along the parkway.

Just past Kambah High we noticed what appears to be stolen car (red hatchback, smashed rear window, no plates) come out of some trees on our left and proceed at speed along the nature strip.  Other drivers on the Parkway that noticed this moron either moved to the right-hand lane to give the car room to get onto the Parkway itself or like us, slowed down to reduce any opportunity for this moron to crash into us.  Keeping away from this idiot was becoming even more critical as, looking ahead, he was approaching a steep incline that leads to one of the underpasses that go under the parkway.

The driver seemed to at least have have some sense as he suddenly realised his position and slammed on the brakes.   Watching him as we went slowly past, he jumped out of the car and legged-it back up towards the houses.

Perhaps the most surprising thing in this event was that the driver wasn’t a kid but a guy who appeared to be in his 40’s.  He was also overweight and wearing a blue and yellow t-shirt, what appeared to be blue trackpants and a baseball cap.  My wife went to take a photo but couldn’t get to her camera on time.  Did anybody else see this incident?

While I don’t believe there will be much the authorities can do, this information will be passed to the police.

What’s Your opinion?


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Stolen car seeks to avoid attention by driving ‘next’ to the Parkway
Skyring 4:37 am 17 Jan 12

harvyk1 said :

I agree with Jivrashia, a smashed rear window doesn’t mean that it’s not the legitimate owner driving. I’ve once had to move a car from A to B after an outstanding member of society had smashed the rear window (and just for kicks let down all 4 tyres).

Ah, that may have been me. You weren’t parked on the taxi rank in Manuka, were you?

BerraBoy68 10:04 pm 16 Jan 12

harvyk1 said :

I agree with Jivrashia, a smashed rear window doesn’t mean that it’s not the legitimate owner driving. I’ve once had to move a car from A to B after an outstanding member of society had smashed the rear window (and just for kicks let down all 4 tyres).

I can see your reasoning but if it was the legitimate driver, he wouldn’t need to drive flat out on the grass. Surely you’d try the road and then, when you ran out of that, get out and leg it? And no, I’m not calling you Shirley:-P

Alderney 8:39 pm 16 Jan 12

gp said :

The car has done a 180, and travelled down the road into Tuggeranong about 2km… still parked on the grass by the side of the road. Even for a 121, it’s pretty beaten up. 🙂

What is it about the Mazda 121 that makes it such a favourite of the joy-riding hoon? I’m sure I’ve seen 2 or 3 down at the Calwell playing fields after they’ve been beaten up and tourched in the last couple of years. Are their owners more likely to leave the keys in the ignition or something?

gp 8:00 pm 16 Jan 12

The car has done a 180, and travelled down the road into Tuggeranong about 2km… still parked on the grass by the side of the road. Even for a 121, it’s pretty beaten up. 🙂

M0les 1:31 pm 16 Jan 12

Dilandach said :

You’d hope by 40 there would be some semblance of common sense or even a momentary thought of “hey, I’m too old to be doing this juvenile crap.”

Wrong! you’re never too old to do juvenile crap. I’m living proof.

harvyk1 10:55 am 16 Jan 12

I agree with Jivrashia, a smashed rear window doesn’t mean that it’s not the legitimate owner driving. I’ve once had to move a car from A to B after an outstanding member of society had smashed the rear window (and just for kicks let down all 4 tyres).

Jivrashia 10:39 am 16 Jan 12

Perchance it wouldn’t happen to be the owner of the car? Damaged, yet drivable, so he has been left to retrieve his car for himself?

KeenGolfer 9:38 am 16 Jan 12

In that situation it’s best to call 131 444 immediately if possible. There might be a patrol nearby that can try and nab him before he gets too far away.

Dilandach 9:20 am 16 Jan 12

You’d hope by 40 there would be some semblance of common sense or even a momentary thought of “hey, I’m too old to be doing this juvenile crap.”

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