Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Epic Car Chase between Police and Illegal Firearms Dealer

Photo Courtesy of Khaosod

YASOTHON – Police were involved in a high-speed pursuit of an illegal-firearms dealer. The suspect drove a pick up truck and people gathered on the streets to watch because they thought it was part of a movie that was being filmed.

Anochao Muengsap, 40-years-old, was the alleged suspect with illegal weapons in his possession. As police arrived at Anochao’s house, he attempted to escape in his black Toyota Freerunner. Road blocks were immediately set up by police to limit the routes Anochao could take; he resisted them and drove through barriers. During the chase, Anochao lost control of his vehicle and headed for a creek but hit another car first. He opened the door and tried to escape on foot. He sustained minor injuries in the crash and police pinned him down shortly after.

Pedestrians described the twenty minute stint as pure stunt driving. They were convinced it was part of an action sequence for a movie, because Anochao’s vehicle, at one stage, got 10 meters of air. The civilians applauded only to realize afterwards that it was a real car chase, between real police and real criminals.

“That amazing fly stunt was just a fluke, I believe. We still caught him in the end, so it doesn’t matter,” one of the police officers said.

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak