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Flock of sheep ends NZ high-speed car chase

Ovine stinger

By Lester Haines, 22 Jan 2016

A high-speed car chase in New Zealand's south island ended rather improbably when a carload of perps was brought to a halt by a flock of sheep.

The police pursuit began at 8am last Friday when cops unsuccessfully attempted to pull a Honda Integra for speeding and having no numbers plates. During the subsequent race around Queenstown and environs, officers took out one of the Integra's tyres with a stinger, but it was only when confronted by a large ovine road-blocking mass that the fugitives were forced to call it a day.

Four people were cuffed. reports: "Two men, aged 19 and 23, have been charged with reckless driving, failing to stop for flashing lights, three thefts in relation to petrol driveoffs and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle.

"A boy and girl, both aged 14, have been charged with three thefts in relation to petrol driveoffs and unlawfully taking a motor vehicle."

Co-incidentally, the flock of sheep belonged to a police officer, and "just happened to be in the right place at the right time". ®


According to this tweet, a photo of the NZ perp take-down displays qualities similar to that of the Manchester New Year's Eve piss-up "Renaissance masterpiece":

Tweet of car-chase take-down snap and Manchester New Year's Eve photo

We'll leave it to harrrumphing curmudgeons to rule on the merits of the work.

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