> Here are some amazing getaways and odd escape tales to brighten your day
didn’t even need to spend a cent for a getaway car.
Someone reading over my shoulder [go away!] has just referred me to a case from Kent in the UK in 2008.
In that incident, the robbers had a regular getaway car, but used a driver who just didn’t have the right mindset for a getaway car driver.
They were only about 250m from the place they’d raided when a traffic light turned red.
The driver stopped the car and politely indicated right to show pursuers which way they were going. Naturally, they were caught within minutes.
Also in 2008 was a case in Malaysia where robbers used a getaway car that was way too small for all the money they had stolen.
And there was another case in 2012 ib Texas where a bank customer got so scared during an armed robbery that she ran outside and drove away in the first car she could find – which turned out to be the robbers’ getaway car.
But going back to escaping on foot, a long run through the centre of any city will boost your score on Pokemon Go – and provide good opportunities to distract police officers chasing you.
Robber, glancing at smartphone screen: “Oh my goodness, there’s a legendary Articuno, a Pokemon which has never been caught.”
Cop: “Where? I mean, stop, thief!” [Cops slow down and pull out phones.]
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to take a taxi to work, waving my fitness band out of the window all the way.
Nury Vittachi is an Asia-based frequent traveller. Send ideas and comments to lifestyle.nury@ thesundaily.com.