Ninja jump stops a thief – level 3

18-01-2016 15:00

This ninja jump isn’t performed by a stuntman on a movie set; it’s a driver trying to stop an alleged thief from stealing his car in an Australian petrol station. Northern Territory police have released CCTV in a bid to locate 24-year-old Timothy Slater, who they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

The footage shows the car owner walking to pay at the Malak service station in Darwin, before a figure appears from the shadows, gets into the car and starts to drive off.

But the unsuspecting thief was stopped in his tracks by the courageous owner who launched himself feet first through the passenger side window.

And, if at first you don’t succeed… try again.

Perhaps it was the sheer force of this ninja move or the mere element of surprise, but the alleged thief can be seen running off into the distance, presumably quite startled by the turn of events.

Difficult words: stuntman (a man who performs stunts – dangerous actions), alleged (said, without proof), CCTV (security camera video), in a bid (trying), locate (to find), footage (a video), unsuspecting (not knowing about the danger), sheer (absolute), mere (just, only), startled (shocked), the turn of events (when things suddenly change).



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