Gang Performs Fast and Furious Inspired Truck Heists (Video)
Romanian Thieves Hijack Merchandise by Jumping Onto Moving Trucks
The Fast and Furious movies have definitely been responsible for inciting some crazy vehicular stunts in the real world. After all, we do have the film franchise to thanks for the scores of kids racing underpowered, racing wing-clad cars through city streets. Recently though, a group of Romanian thieves has taken Fast and Furious-inspired stunts to the next level with full-blown vehicular heists.
To perform the robberies, the five Romanian gang members would pull up alongside the target truck in a modified van. Then, one of them would climb through the sunroof and jump onto the moving truck – à la Fast and Furious.
The bounty? $590,000 worth of iPhones.
Unlike a Fast and Furious movie however, the robber’s story doesn’t have a happy ending. After pulling off as many as 17 heists, the gang was recently apprehended by Dutch authorities. As for the phones, they were found stashed away at the clan’s hideout in the Netherlands.
The group may be facing hard time, but at least their prison sentence will be severed with a side of fame. The gang even brought their country some recognition when the Dutch press dubbed the strategy the “Romanian Method”.
Who knows – maybe if they get out early for good behavior, the crooks might score a role in the next Fast and Furious movie. Hollywood is always looking for good stuntmen.