2,240 police, 460 patrol cars, copter mobilized for car chase in Osaka

Spectre

The Deported
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
36,871
Location
Dallas, Texas
Car(s)
00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
Got cued to this from another board, but it's originally from: http://www.japantoday.com/jp/news/425997

2,240 police, 460 patrol cars, copter mobilized for car chase in Osaka

Friday, January 25, 2008 at 03:01 EST

OSAKA ? Police on Thursday arrested a wanted man after a two-hour car chase that involved 2,240 officers, 460 police cars and one helicopter. Hirofumi Fukuda, 27, who had been wanted for assaulting police officers on Jan 21, was arrested after a chase through central Osaka. Around 11 a.m., police received an emergency call saying that a car was driving recklessly, ignoring traffic lights. When a patrol car approached the vehicle in question, it took off.

Police were mobilized throughout the area and a helicopter called in. The chase ended when Fukuda's car crashed into a bridge column. He sustained light injuries but no one else was injured in the chase.

519F.jpg


carpolice0129.jpg


I guess they wanted him *bad*.
 

KaJuN

Disco Inferno
Joined
Jul 31, 2006
Messages
9,743
Location
Dayton, Ohio
Car(s)
Mini Cooper S, Landy Series III, Vulcan 900 Custom
The first thing that popped into my head when I read the thread title was the police chase from The Blues Brothers. :lol:

"They won't catch us. We're on a mission from God.
 

BlaRo

Little Nudger
Joined
Aug 18, 2005
Messages
18,176
Location
Brooklyn
Car(s)
Moto Guzzi V7 Special, Saab 900 Turbo
The first thing that popped into my head when I read the thread title was the police chase from The Blues Brothers. :lol:

The resulting scene looked like this:

20.jpg


Godzilla was reported to be "rather pleased" with the carnage.
 
Last edited:

Viper007Bond

Chicken Nugget Connoisseur
STAFF MEMBER
Joined
Sep 21, 2003
Messages
31,046
Location
Portland, Oregon
Car(s)
2008 Dodge Viper, 2006 MB CLS55 AMG
I need to watch that movie. :|
 

MadCow809

Forum Addict
Joined
Feb 23, 2006
Messages
6,375
took them 2 hours to catch a man behind a shitty toyota something!??

talk about advance driving training in the police academy... doesnt look like its working.
 

Spectre

The Deported
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
36,871
Location
Dallas, Texas
Car(s)
00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
took them 2 hours to catch a man behind a shitty toyota something!??

talk about advance driving training in the police academy... doesnt look like its working.

That's a Toyota Celsior. Also known as the 01-06 Lexus LS430. So it wasn't exactly a heap they were chasing - it was probably far more powerful than most Japanese police cars.
 

Eunos_Cosmo

Forum Addict
Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
6,968
Location
Oakland
Car(s)
'84 Mazda RX7, '12 Mazda 2, '99 Porsche Boxster
Yes, best movie ever.

Normally I would ignore such a radical statement, but it really is the best movie ever. :lol:
 

MadCow809

Forum Addict
Joined
Feb 23, 2006
Messages
6,375
That's a Toyota Celsior. Also known as the 01-06 Lexus LS430. So it wasn't exactly a heap they were chasing - it was probably far more powerful than most Japanese police cars.

f36cu1.jpg


460 patrol cars.. all they need is 2 or 3 of these and its job done.
 

Blind_Io

"Be The Match" Registered
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
23,034
Location
Utah, Banana Republic
Car(s)
06 XTerra, '00 VFR800, '11 Multistrada, Yamaha R6
Damn, I go play a game and miss a chance for a Blues Brothers comment.
 

Shawn

Lexus? Oh shi-
Joined
May 26, 2005
Messages
13,988
Car(s)
MkVI GTI w/DSG
No video? OJ's Bronco run became infamous for a reason y'know.
 

tigger

Forum Addict
Joined
Dec 11, 2006
Messages
5,737
Car(s)
'88 Vic Wagon, '92 Honda VFR
yeah, because the STI is the greatest car in the world.:rolleyes:
It is ;), but catching up to the car is only half the battle. Then they have to stop it. And I'm thinking that a typical Japanese cruiser, or even an STI is going to have some trouble running a powerful, fullsize car off the road.

Also, to anyone who hasn't seen Blues Brothers: What the fuck are you doing sitting there on the internet? Go buy it right now. Right now. Bring it home and watch it 5 times. Savor the sheer coolness, the absolute carnage, and the downright sillyness of it. Then go find everyone you know who hasn't seen it, and make them. They'll thank you.
 

MadCow809

Forum Addict
Joined
Feb 23, 2006
Messages
6,375
yeah, because the STI is the greatest car in the world.:rolleyes:

hardly. but faster than that toyota nevertheless.

It is ;), but catching up to the car is only half the battle. Then they have to stop it. And I'm thinking that a typical Japanese cruiser, or even an STI is going to have some trouble running a powerful, fullsize car off the road.



guess they gonna have to pull one of those sandwich moves from NFS most wanted :lol:
 

KaJuN

Disco Inferno
Joined
Jul 31, 2006
Messages
9,743
Location
Dayton, Ohio
Car(s)
Mini Cooper S, Landy Series III, Vulcan 900 Custom

Bugatti's Aftershave

Active Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2007
Messages
263
Car(s)
'08 MB C300 4M. RIP: '05 MB C240 4M, '77 Yam XT500
No video? OJ's Bronco run became infamous for a reason y'know.

Sadly, the only video available (at the mo) is this rather poorly done and uninspiring news segment: [YOUTUBE]http://youtube.com/watch?v=vWPWvHTSJHM[/YOUTUBE]

Don't worry, I'm sure it was something either like this:
[YOUTUBE]http://youtube.com/watch?v=R6oQwUlTOho[/YOUTUBE]

Or like this:
[YOUTUBE]http://youtube.com/watch?v=RYnnc0qhzPM[/YOUTUBE]
 
Last edited:

Karoug

Techno Viking
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
6,476
Location
Sweden
Car(s)
Scooter power!!
The first thing that popped into my head when I read the thread title was the police chase from The Blues Brothers. :lol:

"They won't catch us. We're on a mission from God.

I never did understand why Jeremy threw that guy who mentioned blues brothers out...
 
Top