Would-be hijackers flee in terror as Pretoria motorist fights back

Would-be hijackers flee in terror as Pretoria motorist fights back

- A CCTV camera recorded a dramatic attempted hijacking which resulted in the attackers fleeing in panic

- The two criminals bit off more than they could chew when the tried to steal Brad Redmayne's car

- Brad was prepared to fight back and he was armed and prepared to fire

Two criminals picked the wrong target when they tried to hijack Brad Redmayne on Wednesday. The first thought that crossed Brad's mind was to draw his firearm and protect himself.

The attack took place outside the Woodlands Lifestyle Estate in the east of Pretoria.

“People should be prepared to not be the victim. If you’re the victim‚ they will pick up on that and you will be a victim.” Brad cautioned.

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Briefly.co.za learned that CCTV cameras captured the drama as it unfolded. The hijackers pulled up behind the a dark SUV in a sedan at the entrance to the estate, two men leapt out. The video quality was not good enough to capture all the details and what happened next is unclear according to timeslive.co.za.

The two criminals ran for their lives almost outrunning their own getaway car. Brad filled in the gaps when he recounted the ordeal.

One hijacker hit the driver window with a ball peen hammer but the window stayed intact, the second hijacker was armed but did not use his weapon.

“As I turned around and saw the guy holding a hammer and he was wearing a balaclava mask‚ I twisted in my seat‚ reached to pull up my shirt and draw my firearm,” Redmayne said.

The mere sight of a weapon sent the hijackers scurrying away, clearly, they were not prepared to deal with a victim who was prepared to put up a fight.

Social media users hazarded guesses as to what made the hijackers flee in terror.

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Roelien Kruger said: “Maybe he offered them polony when he tried handing the car over.”

Janette Booth wrote: “No honour amongst thieves! Those in the car probably couldn't believe it when they were overtaken by those two.”

Naledi Nhanha Meselane said it looked like something out of a Leon Schuster movie.

“This is so funny. They ran so fast even the guy driving the car is leaving them behind.”

Thabo Manganye said: “They just made Usain Bolt think about coming back to compete. These guys can run shame.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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