- Videos showing Cape Town police officers kicking the door of an Audi before shooting at the vehicle's tyres have gone viral
- @Lwadz_G on Twitter shared quite a few angles of the incident on the social networking site
- Although South Africans were shocked and confused, many spoke about the strength of the vehicle
Multiple videos have emerged of police officers in Cape Town trying to kick in the door of an Audi. One of the first videos shared to Twitter by @Lwadz_G is from a driver behind the incident's perspective. Metro officials can be seen shooting at the vehicle's tyres.
The second video shows a side angle of the incident. Towards the end of the video, the driver of the Audi takes off. One of the officers fires a few shots as the driver speeds off.
A third video shows the Audi driving into a building. An officer on foot runs behind the vehicle while his back up rushes to the entrance of the building before they jump out of the vehicle.
According to a Facebook post by Intelligence Bureau SA, the suspect had failed to stop for Metro officials. He then drove into the metro vehicle. The suspect managed to flee but the vehicle was recovered. The suspect's apartment was also searched and drugs were found.
Take a look at the videos below:
Take a look at some of the responses below:
"There is nothing the police did wrong here... If you are being stopped by police and refuse to step out of a car after the police identified themselves that warrants a reasonable and probable cause restrain you. That’s a criminal."
"I think my next car is gonna be an Audi, imagine a hijacker doing this to me and I still get away."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the outrage expressed after a clip of police sjamboking locals was shared online. A short clip of three South African police officers, two males and one female, using a sjambok to hit two unidentified men has been shared online by a local journalist LudidiVelani on his personal Twitter page.
"Worcester police caught on camera sjamboking a man and another searching and slapping the second man. The incident happened on Monday, the van belongs to Ceres police station but is used by the Worcester unit and the police have been positively identified.
"SAPS have confirmed that they are investigating the incident and the officers involved have been identified. The victims are yet to be located/identified. Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa said that beating up and manhandling of individuals and/or suspects is against, departmental directives and prescripts that govern the handling of persons by police officials. In addition, the use of a sjambok by police officials is not only forbidden but unlawful." tweeted Ludidi.
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