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One tough Landcruiser and a bad-ass driver.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CPS-65, May 3, 2021 at 7:52 AM.

  1. May 3, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    CPS-65

    CPS-65 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This driver's response to this attempted murder and robbery is pretty awesome. This guy is very cool under fire. They were driving a Landcruiser Bakkie which is outfitted as a cash in transit vehicle. That vehicle survived quite a bit of gunfire, because you can't kill those Toyotas. This happened in South Africa, but it's like a scene out of Heat. Maybe we have a South African member who can add some detail here.

    Here's the dashcam footage.

    Here's an article
    https://satrucker.co.za/cash-in-tra...s-down-by-heroic-retired-cop-cash-van-driver/
     
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  2. May 3, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    I was literally holding my breath..Wow. Great driver and composure by both.
     
  3. May 3, 2021 at 8:08 AM
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    Here's the Land Cruiser afterwards.....

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  4. May 3, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    The driver looked like he was ready to fight when he got out at the end. I suspect, rolling up on them and attempting to kill the driver right off, made it a bit personal. I saw another article that said the driver is an instructor at a tactical shooting school.
     
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  5. May 3, 2021 at 10:11 AM
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    Those dudes are BMF.. cool as ice. Well done.
     
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    Very composed professionals. I was surprised they weren't equipped with a communication device to call for help instantly. Took a bit of time to get on a cell phone.
     
  8. May 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    Probably because they were being shot at...lol but a CB type radio would be faster than a cell.
     
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  9. May 4, 2021 at 9:35 AM
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    CB radio or the button I have on my 2018 Tacoma's steering wheel that activates my cell phone voice recognition to allow me ask, "Call my wife" and the number dials automatically.
     

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