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Ooer! It’s hard to imagine what this Californian driver did to perch his two-door sedan so precariously – and so high – on this concrete embankment. Traffic police on South La Brea Avenue, Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles (where the accident occurred) were puzzled, too. They could only say that the driver ‘lost control’. And, amazingly, he and his passenger, escaped from the car uninjured. Police did not charge the man with any offence, so it only remained for the auto recovery services to work out how to get the car safely down…
Clinging on for dear life
Arguments conducted on the move seldom end well. But Bill Joe Fridley’s row with his partner, Audrey Justus, led to him driving off with her clinging to the bonnet.
CBS News of Pittsburgh in the US reported that she hung on for two miles, even though Fridley drove at high speeds. Eventually, he slammed on the brakes in his beat-up Saab and threw her to the ground.
When questioned, Fridley said he stopped several times but Miss Justus refused to climb off. According to him, she asked him to open the sunroof so that she could clamber through it and join him in the car.
“I’m trying to get away from the woman. Not trying to hurt her,” he said. Fridley was suffering from a leg injury, had earlier used one of his crutches to beat her with in an attempt to dislodge her from the car.
When asked if he could go back in time and not hit her with the crutch he said: “ that was the only way to get her off the car, man.”
Local police arrested Fridley. He has been told to stay away from Miss Justus. Meanwhile, she is uninjured, aside from a number of bruises.
Naked car attacker
Over to Australia now, where a maniac caused havoc on the Brooklyn Highway, in the west of the country. The man first caused a pick-up to swerve and overturn after he struck the windscreen of the moving vehicle with a spade. He then attempted to carjack a passing motorist, sexually assaulting her, before stripping off his clothes and running naked along the busy highway.
Then, in true Aussie style, a group of passing motorists tackled the man, wrestled him to the ground and tied him up to await collection by local police. After taking him to hospital, they charged him with endangering a life. He is scheduled to appear in court later this month. This eyewitness posted an account of what she saw to her Facebook page.
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