Go-cart outmatches German police cars
Gotta love those racy Europeans.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Seven police cars chased a go-cart at high speed for five km (three miles) through the winding streets of the western German town of Moenchengladbach but were not able to keep up with the teenage speedster.
"We were chasing him across town, but the squad cars couldn't keep up because the go-cart was able to take the corners faster and he was able to get away," police spokesman Willy Thevissen said on Friday.
Police later discovered the go-cart driver hiding in a garage. The 18-year-old driver admitted he had taken refuge there after seeing the garage door open while fleeing the police.
"He told us he knew driving a go-cart on the street is illegal," the spokesman said. "But he had purchased the vehicle from a friend and said he had no other way of getting it home."
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Not surprising considering what vehicles the German Polizei chooses for its fleet.
Who are you going to catch with a bug?