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#1 Hum

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 14:43

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman stole an empty commuter train from a depot Tuesday and drove it to a suburb of Stockholm where it derailed and slammed into an apartment building, officials said.

The woman was seriously injured in the early morning crash and was flown to a Stockholm hospital, police spokesman Lars Bystrom said. No one else was injured.

Bystrom said the woman was arrested on suspicion of endangering the public.

Tomas Hedenius, a spokesman for train operator Arriva, said the woman, born in 1990, stole the four-car train at a depot outside Stockholm.

She then drove it about a mile (1.6 kilometers) to the end station on the railway line, where it jumped off the tracks, careered for about 30 yards (25 meters) and crashed into a three-story building.

Photographs from the scene showed the crumpled front car of the train buried deep into the structure.

"There were three families inside the apartment building, but no one was injured. At least not physically," Hedenius said.

The motives of the woman, who worked for a company contracted to carry out cleaning for the train operator, were not immediately clear.

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#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 14:48

I was thinking to myself how do you steal a train, and I was imagining the train just driving down the road.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 14:50

Well many people steal cars... she probably thought "why not a train?"

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 14:55

Trains are actually far easier to steal than cars

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 14:58

Reminds me of Ali G, asking about someone stealing a train and driving it into the white house lol.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 15:30

Trains are actually far easier to steal than cars


Says the man who knows. :shifty:

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 15:49

GTA level 9000

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:02

Says the man who knows. :shifty:

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 17:00

GTA level 9000


Ah, if only you could do the same in GTA. Can't even destroy the trains in that game.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 17:04

Apparently she wasn't able to reach the 88 miles per hour necessary to energize the flux capacitor.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 17:28

Trains are actually far easier to steal than cars

"Develops" for Neowin during the day, robs train wagons for the Armenian Mafia during the night.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 17:47

Myth busted!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 17:51

I'm wondering if this was an accident? Like she was cleaning and set it running?
I can't see why you would think of stealing a train? I mean it goes on tracks, where did she think she was going to go with it! :laugh:

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 17:55

can you imagine waking up to that in the morning? "Honey, there's a train in our living room!" :laugh:

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 17:57

Clearly, she wasn't...

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...properly trained.