Syracuse315 - 12/21/2005 1:55 PM
Yea, my money is on the ak. Something automatic...
I'd go with that. I count 22 holes. That would be 22 hits and 8 misses on a 30 round clip. AK, something like that in the .30 cal and up range. The burst from the window sure looks like full auto to me.
The video was shot heading southbound on US 75 in Richardson, Texas. The shooter takes the George Bush Turnpike exit. Using that and some other clues in the video, I googled up the following stories:
Google "Takeover Bandits" for more.
There is some obvious fakery. What is amiss is the still photo in the posting. It shows a Sherman police car. The video is marked "RPD", for Richardson Police Department, and the news reports mention the Richardson and Plano police departments, but not the Sherman police. Sherman is about 50 miles north on that same road. I would imagine the police car in the still was shot earlier, and was not the one hit in this chase, so it would be erroneous to extrapolate from the video the damage to the cop car shown in the still - that car was not the one hit in this video.
Also, people using machine guns to waste other people on Dallas Freeways is nothing new:
I was packing an M1 Carbine fitted with a paratroop stock myself, but I've recently switched to an Ithaca pump. Looks like I should buy that Romanian AK I've had my sights on, to keep up.
Drive friendly now, yah hear?