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Australian man charged after tank rampage...


Last Edited: July 14, 2007, 11:13 pm

Taken from Yahoo.com: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070714/od_afp/australiacrimeoffbeat

Police chase man driving a stolen tank through the streets of suburban Sydney, Australia.

The tank chased by Australian police. (BBC)

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.

COMMENTS: Like how they say in Panama..."La Botaron, La Botaron" en Australia LOL...He should have gone to a 711 and demand some money, that will have been it...LOL..:D

It sort of reminds me of the dog that will attact the toilet in youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcGpG8fTAe0

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