We’ve seen our fair share of people trying to drive off despite their cars still being attached to tow trucks, or perhaps while having to deal with a wheel lock. And yet, this recent incident might just top them all.
It took place this past weekend at the entrance of the Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, where police officers decided that this white Kia Rio needed to be taken away, as the person driving it wasn’t its legal owner.
The driver did however call the owner of the car, identified as Vladimir, who explained that the person behind the wheel was his friend and that the car had actually been sold to him. He went on to say that because the vehicle was purchased via credit, there wasn’t time to change the registration information, but that all the documents were in order and having it towed was illegal.
Alas, the Rio made its way (against its will) onto the tow truck and as you can see, the owner of the car, who apparently had arrived at the scene, took it upon himself to set it free.
He began by trying to drive off while the locks were still attached to the wheels. When that failed, he got out to remove them and with little hesitation, drove off in reverse, dropping the car onto the road and damaging both the rear and the front end.
According to Autonews.ru, he was quoted as saying “I have my own car service, I have experience and knowledge, and I calculated the trajectory, and could in no way damage either the tow truck or anyone nearby. As for the damages to my car, they are minor.”
Even so, it probably would have still been cheaper to just pay the city and get the car back unscathed.