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VIDEO: The Brazilian Police Car vs. The Smuggler’s Plane: Guess Who Wins?
November 3, 2011
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Is this for real? Or is this a viral publicity campaign for some as-of-yet unknown action movie? The Telegraph newspaper in the U.K posted footage on its website of an incredible police chase from Brazil yesterday, in which officers rammed their car into an airplane in a successful bid to keep it from taking off.

The video, apparently shot from a camera in the back seat of the car, shows the plane through the windshield of the chase vehicle, which races down the runway before smashing into the aircraft's wing. The footage then shows an armed man jumping out of the car and running with gun pointed at the now-broken airplane.

And what did officers get for their troubles? The plane, which apparently had a history of smuggling drugs and other goods, held a large amount of computers and surveillance technology. The contents were confiscated by police, and five suspects were arrested.

Oh, and there was also a bicycle on board. No word yet as to whether authorities are hoping to keep it for use when they next chase down, say, a tank.


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