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She cut me off on the Kennedy...
 

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Remarkably, during my tour in Bagdhad, I saw quite a few G500s being used by contractors, foreign officials, private bodyguards etc. My guess is that this G spent some time in Iraq.
 

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Couldn't it be a test vehicle for the Mercedes Guard division (armoured vehicules) ??
 

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It's not a Guard-viechle, then it would have split rear door and 16" wheels.
 

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Its obviously in the US, judging by the cars in the background, so I can't imagine someone would of shipped it back from Iraq in that condition.

It seems to be shot up from all sides and there is no blood in it. So maybe a gang land warning? Or is the rap video comment a known?

I would hate to think what those bullets would of done to a regular car whose metal is half the thickness...

Anybody have any idea what sort of weapon did that? Regular bullets?

Does nobody have any pics of that G that went over a landmine?
 

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Where did the picture come from?

Can you say "Parts Car"...
 

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I am assuming that it was part of a gang drive by. If you look at the back ground it apears that it is in a bone yard for totaled vehicles. The angle that the round penetrate the truck come from the rear. With the majority of the parking in the states being on the right side of the street this would appear that the vehicle was parked on the street and a vehicle drove by and began shooting at the rear of the G and kept shooting as it approached the side.

Just a thought.
 

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bwillie - 2/9/2005 2:10 PM

I am assuming that it was part of a gang drive by. If you look at the back ground it apears that it is in a bone yard for totaled vehicles. The angle that the round penetrate the truck come from the rear. With the majority of the parking in the states being on the right side of the street this would appear that the vehicle was parked on the street and a vehicle drove by and began shooting at the rear of the G and kept shooting as it approached the side.

Just a thought.
Follow the link at the bottom of his post. It has been shot up from all sides. And there is no blood in the interior.
 

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bwillie - 2/9/2005 9:10 AM

I am assuming that it was part of a gang drive by. If you look at the back ground it apears that it is in a bone yard for totaled vehicles. The angle that the round penetrate the truck come from the rear. With the majority of the parking in the states being on the right side of the street this would appear that the vehicle was parked on the street and a vehicle drove by and began shooting at the rear of the G and kept shooting as it approached the side.

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Some of that damage is from something much bigger than small arms fire.

It does make one wonder how it ended up in Las Vegas.
 

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From the damages and holes on it it looks that different kind of bullets were used in the attack .

Some of the shots at the back looks like a Pump Action bullets shot from a close range . The other small holes can be done by an M16 .

I wonder why the need for shooting this huge amount of bullets (Red arrow).
Could it be the resistance of the G 500 ?

Amazing how the glass didn't fall with all these bullets in it .
And how two shots are right behind the reservoir neck ( yellow arrow ) and it didn't blow , could it be that the bullets didn't reach the neck ?

I wonder if it was another car how would it look like .

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Somebody should make an offer for the hitch.

Also - the rear bumper has non-bullet hole damage. Possible the tow truck did it - not likely though.
 

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Shebl - 2/9/2005 2:31 AM
Some of the shots at the back looks like a Pump Action bullets shot from a close range .
Yes, looks to me like 2 separate shots for each of those big holes - a 12 gauge slug and then a second with shot. Or else the shooter was standing insanely close to the truck while he was firing.
I wonder why the need for shooting this huge amount of bullets (Red arrow). Could it be the resistance of the G 500?
Doubt it. Probably just to make a point.
Amazing how the glass didn't fall with all these bullets in it .
It's laminated by the tinting.
And how two shots are right behind the reservoir neck ( yellow arrow ) and it didn't blow , could it be that the bullets didn't reach the neck?
You need three things for such an explosion: Sufficient fuel vapor, sufficient oxygen, and a spark. Could have been missing all three.
I wonder if it was another car how would it look like .
The same. It's obvious all the rounds cut through the sheet metal like a hot knife through butter.

I am 99% sure that this truck was not part of a rap video or anything like it. I am a pyrotechnician in the film industry, and we NEVER - that's NEVER use live ammo. (We do use high explosives sometimes, though [:D])
 

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Captain Spalding - 2/11/2005 12:17 AM
I am 99% sure that this truck was not part of a rap video or anything like it. I am a pyrotechnician in the film industry, and we NEVER - that's NEVER use live ammo. (We do use high explosives sometimes, though [:D])
Well then its obvious. Since there is no blood, it obviously wasn't a hit. That leaves only one other possibility.... one very pissed off wife who felt her husband had divorced her for his G.... [;)]
 

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Maxwell Smart - 2/10/2005 4:32 PM
Well then its obvious. Since there is no blood, it obviously wasn't a hit. That leaves only one other possibility.... one very pissed off wife who felt her husband had divorced her for his G.... [;)]
A nice bit of forensic deduction. No doubt you're right!
 

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Some of those holes are golf ball sized. I agree with Dutch...they were not made by small arms fire.
BTW, an M16/AR15 fires a small .22 caliber bullet. Even hitting the G's metal at an angle would not have ripped holes that large. Maybe 00 buck from close range could have done that before the pattern opened up, but I doubt it.
 

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It was most definatly a drive by if you look at the hight of the shots (besides the tires) they are all realativly high, above the top of the tire and the entire trim strip across the door. The shot into the rear windshield is a close range (10 or so feet) buck or birdshot 12 (not 20 splay is two large and wide) guage shotgun thats why more glass is missing the closer in you go on that shot. I think that this would have to be some type of insurance scam or someone getting "sent a signal." I support the claim too that no one was in the car. Given the ammount of hits on the interior and the damage that the rounds were able to do to the dash etc. if someone had been in there there would have been splatter on the dash even if they did not bleed on the seats. Who the hell posted the original pictures anyway? Do they have any idea?I mean if it was at a junk yard im sure whoever ran the place might have some idea. I personally am going with the insurance scam idea "I have this really nice gangster loved car, they must have thought it belinged to someone else" type scenerio. I know its elaborate but who knows.
 

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IED/roadside bomb, explains different sized shrapnel holes. Occupants wearing body armor decreases the degreee of probability for a bloody torso hit. Government contractor shipped it back home from downrange for insurance purposes. Simple.
 

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There's a company in LA that has a huge inventory of movie, TV, advertisement, and music video automobiles and trucks. I toured their yard a few years ago - fire engines, cop cars, ambulances, swat trucks, armored cars, fire engines, exotics - you name it... all for hire for the film industry.

I have no idea if this is where this photo was shot, but maybe ...
 
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