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Moron steals public bus... and surprisingly gets caught!

Old 16th May 2017, 20:24
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Moron steals public bus... and surprisingly gets caught!

Man arrested after stolen TTC bus found in Whitby | CP24.com
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Old 16th May 2017, 22:15
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What the hell did he expect? The bus passes Cochrane Street and Bonacord Avenue every hour. All the coppers had to do was wait for him to drive up and waive him down.

He has been released on a promise to appear.
One wonders how he will get to court.
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Old 16th May 2017, 23:25
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^^ Probably take a taxi for that.
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He asked the best way to get to Whitby and someone told him "Take a bus". So he did.
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Old 18th May 2017, 03:57
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Right up there with the moron south of Sydney who stole a ride-on mower. As he'd forgotten to raise the blades before he rode away, he wasn't difficult to track down.
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In the case of the Sydney guy, Police were quoted as saying "it was a pretty close shave!"
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Reminds me of the skilled police trackers in the Scottish Highlands, From the scene of the break in the police tracked the culprits and apprehended them early in the morning as they trudged home in the fresh snow wearing the hat, scarf and gloves they had stolen.
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Reminds me of the skilled police trackers in the Scottish Highlands, From the scene of the break in the police tracked the culprits and apprehended them early in the morning as they trudged home in the fresh snow wearing the hat, scarf and gloves they had stolen.
Hell, they weren't trying to steal anything, they were just getting

Coat, Hat Gloves, sorry folks...
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Must have been a one man operation bus then, otherwise he'd have had to have waited for his mate to turn up
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Simple to stop, station a police officer at a set of traffic lights, jump on and ring the bell.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 02:47
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Simple to stop, when you park them at night change all the route numbers to ones that don't go past the thieves' houses
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Old 23rd May 2017, 04:53
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This Is How We Roll...

Stealing a bus is just stupid, when you can get into the same amount of trouble with your lawnmower.

https://youtu.be/vIyWt16e8oo

(I'm pretty sure this is fake. There have been a couple instances of drunks riding riding lawnmowers down streets and highways, drunk, and being arrested for it.)

So, why would anyone do this and expect to get away with it?

Like many have said, it's not some sedan that just blends into traffic.

It's a freakin' BUS.
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Years ago an airman, believed to be an MT driver because he knew how to get in and start it, nicked a bus from Aberdeen depot with the intention of driving it to Kinloss or Lossiemouth. Entering Kintore village at high speed the bus could not get round a sharp left-hander in the middle of the High Street.

The left hand side of the vehicle just missed the corner of a large granite building; the right hand side didn't.
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