Running from the cops is never a smart plan. If things don’t pan out, they might shoot up your car — just ask these suspects from South Africa.
In this video making the interwebz rounds today, we jump in during the middle of a South African police operation. This motorcycle cop spots some escaping suspects, and when they don’t pull over, he opens fire, while riding.
Before you jump all over the officer and call him a cowboy, note a couple things: First, there’s a laser sight clearly visible under his pistol’s barrel, so he’s not just firing wildly. He should be able to place his shots into the car, not into bystanders (at the end of the chase, you can see the officer counting bullet holes in the car). Second, when the chase ends, the car is full of bullet holes, but we don’t see any bystanders plugged. Third, around the 4:37 mark, it seems he actually disables the car, ending what could have been a fatal chase.
The weirdest thing in this video? Check out the officer’s tank protector on his F800 at the 5:19 mark.