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 |  Aug 17 2011, 1:45 PM


An enterprising drunkard in Germany found himself in a car accident, of his own doing. So with cops coming, what did he do to escape? He jacked a nearby forklift and attempted to move the car himself.

In the sort of drunk idea that only makes sense when you’re 7 Nordhäusers in, the 27-year old found an idle forklift nearby, drove it over to the site of his wrecked Volkswagen Golf, and attempted to raise the car. Police found the Golf off the ground when they stopped him and took him into custody.

“It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. He didn’t want anyone to call us so he tried to move the vehicle himself. It was, though, very dangerous and illegal,” said an officer.

[Source: German Herald]

  • Jeffrey

    Illegal to move your own car ?