View Full Version : "No-Armed" Getaway Driver --------

15-09-2009, 04:37 PM
Not much as news stories goes (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/14/armless_getaway_driver/), but catch the last line in paragraph 1 :clap

An (sic) semi-armless teenager who acted as getaway driver on a jewelery heist, driving at 100mph during a police pursuit "despite needing somebody to change the gears for him", has escaped jail, the Telegraph reports.

John Smith, 18 - who has no arms below the elbow - was in charge of a Ford Focus during the robbery of Ernest Jones in Hempstead Valley shopping centre near Rainham, Kent, on 17 December last year.

At 2am, the three other members of the gang smashed the shop window with a claw hammer and made off with 174,445 worth of jewelery. Cue a high-speed chase along the A2 towards London, until Smith lost control of the car and crashed on the approach to the Blackwall Tunnel.

Despite "heavy damage" to the vehicle, Smith attempted to continue, but a police car forced him against the tunnel wall.

15-09-2009, 07:17 PM
Ah yes, the poverty rock crowd do not have the right to bear arms, so he got off for being largely 'armless.