‘Grand Theft Auto’ in the GTA? Person tries to hijack cars and trucks on freeway close to Toronto

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We’re rarely the 1st to make Grand Theft Auto -slash-Better Toronto Location jokes, but the comparison is just also apt, here.

At 2:30 pm January 13 in Burlington, Ontario, just west of Toronto, law enforcement tried out to apprehend a vehicle relocating at a large amount of speed in a residential space in the east close of the town.

The driver took off, but was spotted shortly soon after heading westbound on the QEW at Walkers Line, achieving speeds of approximately 180 km/h. He took to the shoulder, and was weaving in and out of site visitors.

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In advance of police could capture up, the driver reportedly stopped his car or truck in the centre westbound lane approaching the Skyway Bridge and obtained out, clogging and dodging 4 lanes of dwell website traffic — should we mention the two and three lanes of merging site visitors at this bend in the semi-truck-laden roadway?

What to do? Why, he crossed the median on foot, of system, and commenced seeking to hijack (allegedly, of program) automobiles in the eastbound lanes by initial, striving to get them to prevent, and then tugging on their door handles. A 43-yr-previous Burlington male was apprehended after a small foot chase “without even further incident,” in accordance to the report. But truly. How quite a few a lot more incidents could he have added? He was billed with:

  • Flight From Police
  • Dangerous Procedure
  • Breach of Probation
  • Breach of Launch Order
  • Possession of a Managed Substance

Halton Regional Police want to speak to any one with facts — 905-825-4777. So do I. I have inquiries. Who stops for a whackadoodle trying to break into your auto? Following you get in touch with the police, you should, contact us at the paper. And make sure you notify me you have a dashcam. Conveniently more than enough, this all performed out inside spitting length of the OPP detachment.