Fake hijacking: Car used to pay debt

2011-11-30 14:18

Johannesburg - A man was arrested for allegedly faking the hijacking of his rented car in order to use it as a payment for a debt in Midrand, police said on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old man gave the BMW to another man to whom he owed an amount of money on Tuesday morning, Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

"He then opened a case at the police station, claiming to have been hijacked by two bogus police officers earlier on in the same area."

The company traced the vehicle to Edenvale through a tracker in the afternoon. Police contacted the man and met him in the street, Mogale said.

"He tried to bribe the officers with R4 500 cash not to arrest him, but they turned it down."

The man was expected to face charges of bribery and perjury soon. The car was recovered.

  • Pierre - 2011-11-30 14:29

    lock him up

      Grant - 2011-11-30 18:25

      Dumbest criminal ever! Didnt he REALISE he needed to be a member of the ANC to get away with it?? :P

      Poloyatonki - 2011-11-30 18:46

      he is too stupid to be outside...

      russta101 - 2011-12-01 09:01

      @ Grant - as opposed to the NP who got away with stealing from the poorest of the poor for decades? And who enslaved a nation of people simply because of the colour of their skins? And who have disadvantaged generations of people for decades to come? I see the corruption in government, and it apalls me too. But what REALLY gets my blood up, is how easy it is for people to criticize a liberating government so vocally, when they didnt put a fraction of that effort into criticizing the previous regime. I would rather fight the ANC's corruption and lack of corporate governance, than wish for the previous regime, for one simple reason: at least in this regime I have equal rights, and the opportunity to democratically express myself.

      Michael - 2011-12-01 09:22

      Point well made Russta

      jabuojc - 2011-12-01 10:21

      @russta101 Couldn't have said it better chief. nicely put. -_-

      Kosie - 2011-12-01 11:23

      @ russta: nobody is wishing for the old regime to return,we are all wishing for a corruption free country where crime is under control etc. only thing that i would like to see return is the death penalty, so that all these rapists and murderers be removed from this earth.

      russta101 - 2011-12-01 14:02

      @ jabuojc - thanks :) @ Kosie - there are many, many people posting on News24 that are anti-ANC, and then go on to say how much better things were in the 'old days'. I would happily support anyone who speaks out against corruption, and how sickening it is when our former liberators are the ones stealing from the poor. But: it is abhorrent to me when people say the 'old days' were better, or generalize that all ANC members are thieves. That's racism right there. On the death penalty, I felt that way too until I really thought about what I was wanting: I wanted somebody dead because of their actions. And in so doing found myself being less human. And realized that not only did they rape or murder, they made me a worse person too, because I didnt want to become hate filled, I wnted to strive for compassion and understanding, even when I am sickened by their behaviour. I dont gain by venting my anger at their actions, and it certainly doesnt help their victims. Instead, I try to do my bit to work with people who are potential criminals, in the hope that the compassion I show them will counteract the wounding they received to turn them into potential murderers and rapists. And before anyone asks: no, I am blessed that I have not experienced that kind of trauma. And if I did, I pray that I would not lose my compassionate side.

  • Cindy - 2011-11-30 14:30

    What kind of fool is this oke? Rental cars have Trackers you nit!!!

      John - 2011-11-30 14:41


      Craig - 2011-11-30 14:59

      besides the tracking unit, the insurance company would pay the rental company and not the rentee...

      Ann - 2011-11-30 15:01

      Obviously desperate! Glad I'm not in his shoes right now ...

      Lesawana - 2011-11-30 15:38

      @ CraigMendelson. What are u saying? You seem to be missing the point.

      Modefan - 2011-11-30 15:50

      Should have at least Googled 'how to steal a car, the basics'

      herculesjansenvanvuuren - 2011-11-30 16:12

      @CraigMendelson: he sold the car (or wanted to) so he would have received money for the goods. The rental company would have received the insurance payout.

  • Stuart - 2011-11-30 14:35

    Do I sense a Darwin Award candidate was involved?

  • Honest Raymond Makoi - 2011-11-30 14:37

    What a retard! This is hilarious!

  • StarStruck - 2011-11-30 14:41

    This would have actually worked if the cops had taken the bribe. The only other problem would be that the car could never be pulled over. I hope that someday we will be reading about less greed and more good.

  • Anthony - 2011-11-30 14:42

    they turned it down! did they want more money?

      munyaradzi.ncube - 2011-11-30 14:59

      They are fools..... could have taken 3k and turned over

      Go - 2011-11-30 18:13

      wow - great South Africans the two of you are. Bet you the first to moan when someone gets caught accepting bribes !!!

  • Daniel - 2011-11-30 14:47

    LOL!!!! What a chop, just the laugh I needed on an otherwise busy Wednesday!

  • sbonelo.s.ngwenya - 2011-11-30 14:53

    stupid lol

  • eben.ferreira1 - 2011-11-30 15:03


  • Mlungisi - 2011-11-30 15:31

    He appears to be a druggie to me, what kind of debt that is paid with a car and yet you got R4500 cash?

      Nevil - 2011-11-30 18:10

      Spot on,my thoughts exactly!

  • Murechen - 2011-11-30 15:44

    Please join SA's dumbest criminals - how can you forget about the tracking device

  • Thokozane - 2011-11-30 16:56

    Crime doesn't pay. This is the time I wish we had our own version of dumbest criminals.

  • Teboho N Shelile - 2011-11-30 17:47

    ha ha ha can u be so stupid yet know how to drive & get to handle R4500 cash? is amazin...STUPID FOOL!

  • Syd - 2011-12-01 08:39

    Perjury?????????? He hasn't been in court yet and perjury means to lie in court under oath. How dumb!

      Kieron - 2011-12-01 12:20

      If you commit something to record ie report a fake crime, and lie, that is perjury, so the reporter is not so dumb after all.

  • russta101 - 2011-12-01 09:43

    @ Michael - Thanks! I was expecting a verbal onslaught from the far right, so pleasantly surprised that the first comment is positive :)

  • lovellt - 2011-12-01 10:22


  • snkqezo - 2011-12-01 12:08

    Grant stop using the anc for any stupidity that a person commit its uncalled for?

      russta101 - 2011-12-01 14:04

      Well said!

  • Silvana - 2011-12-01 15:17

    LOL. Nice one Sir Stupid! And now for your next trick.....?

  • Kasiboy55 - 2011-12-08 07:21

    Does anyone know what happened to the R4 500 after the idiot was arrested?

  • pages:
  • 1