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China bus thief, 13, causes road chaos 北京十三歲男孩偷開公車鬧大街

A young boy begs holding a sign that wishes drivers well in front of a red traffic light during the Chinese New Year holiday, in Beijing, on Jan. 30, 2009.
元月三十日,北京一名小男孩農曆新年期間拿著祝福安好的告示牌,在紅燈時向駕駛乞討。 照片:歐新社

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A 13-year-old Beijing boy stole a city bus when its driver stopped for a bathroom break, going on a wild joyride that left a trail of smashed cars and other damage, state media said last Monday.

The incident began when a bus driver returned from the bathroom in eastern Beijing to find his bus gone, Xinhua news agency said.

The vehicle had been driven off by the 13-year-old, who drove through traffic, crashing into two cars on the road and about 10 parked vehicles, and knocked down two electricity poles, it said.

No one was injured in the incident.

“It was like watching a movie when I saw the bus crashing into cars like a bulldozer,” Xinhua quoted a man surnamed Liu as saying.

“I threw my canteen and ran for my life.”

Passers-by eventually kicked the bus door open and seized the boy.

“He was thin...and trembling, but did not say a word,” said a man surnamed Chen, who helped stop the bus.(AFP)

中國官方媒體上週一報導,北京市一名十三歲男孩趁一名市公車駕駛停車上廁所時偷走公車,然後開著公車狂飆,造成連環車禍及其他損害。

新華社報導,這起事件發生在北京市東區,一名公車司機從廁所出來後就發現他的公車不見了。

報導指出,這輛公車被一名十三歲的男孩開走,他開著公車穿梭於車陣間,撞上兩輛行進中的車和約十輛停靠在路旁的車,還撞倒兩根電線杆。

所幸這起事件中無人受傷。

新華社引述一名劉姓男子的話:「我看到那輛公車像一台推土機一樣撞上其他車輛,就像是在看電影一樣。」

「我拋下水壺逃命。」

最後路人踢開公車門捉住這個男孩。

一位幫忙攔下這輛公車的陳先生說:「他很瘦弱…還在發抖,但他一句話也沒說。」

(法新社�翻譯:袁星塵)

EXTRA INFO 小小百科

According the FBI, a motor vehicle is stolen in the US every 26.4 seconds. There is a one in 207 chance of any vehicle being stolen.

根據美國聯邦調查局調查,美國每二十六點四秒就有一輛汽車失竊,車輛失竊率是兩百零七分之一。


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