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Suspect peels off in Quebec police cruiser

(CBC photo)Yes, there are certain vehicles that likely appeal to carjackers more than others.

A Porsche, for instance, would be a much sexier ride in which to illegally tear down the streets than, say, a 1993 Dodge Caravan (with no offense intended to Dodge Caravans as they’re perfectly lovely vehicles that deserve our respect).

The same works in reverse. There are also certain vehicles that carjackers and joyriders ­– or at least the ones who value their hide – know best to avoid.

A police car, for instance, is a good example of such a vehicle.

So you could argue that the assault suspect who allegedly peeled off in the police cruiser that responded to the distress call did not exactly help his cause by doing so.

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As QMI Agency reports, provincial officers in L'Epiphanie, Que., a town about 50 km north of Montreal, showed up at a local home at 4 a.m. on Saturday after someone phoned in reporting an assault.

But when the officers exited their vehicle to see what was going on, they reported that a 39-year-old man rushed into the cruiser and took off down the street.

Police found the abandoned car four hours later on a nearby street. The suspect had vanished, but if he ever surfaces police say there’s a nice, big vehicle theft charge waiting for him at the station.

And if he needs a ride, no doubt there are a slew of local officers who would love to see him inside another police cruiser. The back seat this time, however.

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