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Car thief crashes police cruiser after two-hour joy ride 偷車賊開警車兜風兩小時後撞車

A man throws a rock at a police car during a riot at Lara Grajales town, Puebla state, Mexico, on Oct. 12, 2008. 
十月十二日,在墨西哥普埃布拉州的賴拉葛萊傑爾斯鎮發生的一場暴動中,一名男子朝一輛警車丟擲石塊。
照片:歐新社

PHOTO: EPA

Police in Mexico arrested a man who stole an empty police car after he slammed the car into a garbage dumpster at the end of a two-hour joy ride.

"When I found the car and I saw it had the key in the ignition, well, I just got in," car thief Alejandro Juarez told local media here.

"I was thinking about taking off the tires so I could sell them," he said.

"But then I was thinking first I would take it for a spin and then bam, I got a bit distracted and crashed," Juarez said.

Officer Erika Moncada had stopped her patrol car and left the engine running to respond to a fight when Juarez happened upon the vehicle.

After Juarez' two-hour joyride and surprise stop, police took him into custody.

(STAFF WRITER, WITH AFP)

墨西哥一名男子偷走無人警車,並開著它兜風兜了兩小時,最後撞上大型垃圾箱,被警方逮捕。

偷車賊亞雷漢卓.華瑞茲向當地媒體表示:「我看到這輛車的時候,鑰匙就插在引擎發動孔上,然後我就上車了。」

他說:「我本來想取下輪胎,拿去變賣。」

華瑞茲說:「但後來我又想,我可以先開去兜兜風啊,結果砰一聲,一不留心就撞車了。」

警員愛芮卡.蒙卡達停下巡邏車,未將引擎熄火就趕去處理鬥毆事件,華瑞茲碰巧經過看到這輛車。

華瑞茲兜了兩小時風,意外停下來後,警方便將他逮捕。

(法新社/翻譯:袁星塵)

VOCABULARY 今日單字

1. dumpster n.

大型垃圾箱 (da4 xing2 le4 se4 xiang1)

例: Marvin crashed his bicycle into a dumpster.

(馬爾文騎腳踏車撞上一個大型垃圾箱。)

2. tire n.

輪胎 (lun2 tai1)

例: Pedro got fined for having bald tires.

(派卓因胎紋磨平而被罰款。)

3. vehicle n.

車輛 (che1 liang4)

例: I noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in the lane.

(我發現巷子裡停了一部可疑車輛。)

4. custody n.

拘留 (ju1 liu2)

例: The police took the suspect into custody.

(警方拘留了那名嫌犯。)


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