‘Grand Theft Auto’ in the GTA? Gentleman attempts to hijack cars and trucks on highway

We’re hardly the initial to make Grand Theft Automobile-slash-Greater Toronto Space jokes, but the comparison is just far too apt, below.

At 2:30 pm January 13 in Burlington, Ontario, just west of Toronto, law enforcement experimented with to apprehend a car or truck going at a superior rate of speed in a residential location in the east finish of the town.

The driver took off, but was noticed shortly immediately after heading westbound on the QEW at Walkers Line, reaching speeds of roughly 180 km/h. He took to the shoulder, and was weaving in and out of targeted visitors.

In advance of law enforcement could catch up, the driver reportedly stopped his vehicle in the centre westbound lane approaching the Skyway Bridge and obtained out, clogging and dodging four lanes of are living website traffic — ought to we point out the two and a few lanes of merging targeted traffic at this bend in the semi-truck-laden roadway?

What to do? Why, he crossed the median on foot, of study course, and commenced striving to hijack (allegedly, of system) autos in the eastbound lanes by initial, making an attempt to get them to halt, and then tugging on their doorway handles. A 43-calendar year-outdated Burlington person was apprehended following a shorter foot chase “without even more incident,” in accordance to the report. But definitely. How several far more incidents could he have added? He was charged with:

  • Flight From Law enforcement
  • Hazardous Operation
  • Breach of Probation
  • Breach of Launch Get
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance

Halton Regional Law enforcement want to speak to any one with information and facts — 905-825-4777. So do I. I have inquiries. Who stops for a whackadoodle striving to split into your vehicle? After you call the law enforcement, be sure to, contact us at the paper. And remember to tell me you have a dashcam. Conveniently more than enough, this all played out within spitting distance of the OPP detachment.