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Confused Japanese tourists trigger highway pursuit in Utah
JapanToday.com ^ | 26FEB2014 | BRADY McCOMBS

Posted on 03/01/2014 11:33:29 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine

Edited on 03/01/2014 2:35:12 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

SALT LAKE CITY The first night in the United States for a family of Japanese tourists ended with the parents being pulled from their rental car at gunpoint with their young son watching after their confusion about American traffic laws set off a high-speed pursuit in southern Utah.


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1 posted on 03/01/2014 11:33:29 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Funny how some people living strict lives at home just go haywire in America. Same thing with some German tourists in Italy... let alone those going to Thailand.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 11:42:19 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

These Cops are morons.

all they had to do was run the plates and find that it was rented by family from JAPAN-

OH THAT TAKES AT LEAST AN HOUR

These COPS ARE MORONS-


3 posted on 03/01/2014 11:45:44 AM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Wow. Really well handled by the officers. You don’t see that much anymore.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 11:45:46 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If only they knew how close they were to getting shot in the head.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 11:46:06 AM PST by DManA
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To: lavaroise

Before these people ever foreign travel again, they need to learn some of the basic laws. Unbelievable they reacted this way.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 11:46:33 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Why do I get the feeling that this didn’t happen exactly as reported?

If you are without a driver’s license, who would rent you a car?


7 posted on 03/01/2014 11:46:37 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Jack Hydrazine
It looks like a Number 11 needs to be added to this list of 10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America.
8 posted on 03/01/2014 11:47:12 AM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: bunkerhill7

Disagree. Chase was instant. You can’t run plates and go, oh gee, it’s a Japanese family, let’s let ‘em go. it couldn’t possible be a criminal or anyone bad.

I’m just gonna go with that you were being sarcastic.

Well done by the officers.


9 posted on 03/01/2014 11:47:21 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: lavaroise

We had a Japanese exchange student, and she Japanese drivers are nuts.


10 posted on 03/01/2014 11:47:37 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: bunkerhill7

Yeh, completely ignore that they were breaking traffic laws left and right. Who is the moron?


11 posted on 03/01/2014 11:48:07 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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Fer cripes sake - someone call them a cab!


12 posted on 03/01/2014 11:49:20 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: bunkerhill7

@ Post 3 - unless you are being sarcastic, I don’t even know where to begin.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 11:50:46 AM PST by volunbeer
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This must have been close to St. George, Utah if not within the city limits.


14 posted on 03/01/2014 11:52:46 AM PST by Parley Baer
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Thank God no dogs were murdered.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 11:54:36 AM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: DManA

I’m guessing they didn’t get shot up because this was a DUI trap and there were a lot of other cops around, most with cameras running to nail drunks.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 11:55:00 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: rockrr
Fer cripes sake - someone call them a cab!

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Ok, if you insist, “They're a cab”.

17 posted on 03/01/2014 11:56:05 AM PST by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

So they don’t have police cars in Japan?


18 posted on 03/01/2014 11:56:14 AM PST by SamAdams76
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Patrolmen took the family to a motel and wished them safe travels.

I love a happy ending.

19 posted on 03/01/2014 11:58:28 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: RIghtwardHo

Even though I have become very anti-LEO, I think the cops did handle this well.

However, having done business in Japan for decades, I can see how this situation evolved. The average Japanese is very easily rattled in the presence of police.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 11:58:55 AM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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