Czech Survives James Bond-Like Attack. Or Something Like That

“Remote-control guns rigged behind the license plate of a parked car opened fire on the bullet-proof Mercedes-Benz of a reputed mobster in an assassination attempt this week,”  newyorkdailynews.com reports. “Then the gadget-equipped murder-mobile burst into flames.” The inevitable Bond, James Bond comparisons have taken this story viral. Hopeless pedants will note that the car shooting at Radovan Krejcir was no Aston Martin DB5. (Keeping in mind that latter-day Bond-mobiles were more into missiles than machine guns.) The theory making the rounds: Krejcir himself set-up the failed hit to aid his RSA asylum-seeking ambitions. Sounds about right. Any self-respecting hitman would have blown him to smithereens or delivered a double tap to the head at close range. I wonder which Bond Krejcir prefers.

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  1. avatar jwm says:

    2 in the head and he’s dead. How hard is that? That ain’t James Bond, that’s Rube Goldberg.

  2. avatar Matt in FL says:

    I feel bad for the matte-black Mercedes.

    1. avatar LongBeach says:

      +Alot. That’s a pretty sweet ride. Errrr, was.

  3. avatar zora says:

    I bet theres a guy sitting in a military base hidden in a volcano with an eyepatch and a scar on his cheek angrily petting a rare breed of tiger who is greatly displeased that the man lived.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Or a hairless cat. I mean really, is it too much to ask for? Sharks with frickin’ laser beams. Is that so much?

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Yes!
        Hahahaha

  4. avatar TheYetti says:

    The spectre of this failure cannot be tolerated.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      I see what you did there. Smershed that car all up, didn’t they?

    2. avatar Adam says:

      Pinkamena would’ve used a Twilight laser Gatling Gun:

      1. avatar TheYetti says:

        Me personally, I like the party cannon. Mostly because I like cannon.

      2. avatar TheYetti says:

        I just realized that Pinkie Pie everyday carries! Hell, even Equestria has better gun laws than Maryland.

  5. avatar MurrDog says:

    They don’t make cars like they used to. An old chevy could of survived the heat form a few puny machine guns.

    1. avatar LongBeach says:

      Since we’re well into the realm of the absurd on this one, perhaps the car was blown up a) to try and kill him, and/or b) to destroy evidence of the car’s origins and by whom it was modified?

      If the dood really did stage this as RF suggests (and he might be onto something), then blowing the car up in an effort to conceal his and/or his henchmen’s handiwork isn’t a terrible idea.

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    Bond. Bail bond.

  7. avatar Craig says:

    Ok RF, where did the Obama not caring if Trayvon was shot in Afghanistan article go?

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      It still appears to be there for me.

      1. avatar Craig says:

        Oops, my mistake.

    2. avatar Swarf says:

      A better question might be “where is TTAG’s coverage of the juror who says GZ got away with murder?”

      Curiously absent around here, considering the slobbering ferver surrounding the acquittal.

  8. avatar Colorado Wellington says:

    That didn’t look like Bond. I think some Received Pronunciation purists tried to whack him because of his bloody accent.

    1. avatar Scout says:

      Your Czech must be impressive…

      1. avatar Colorado Wellington says:

        You mean impressionist…

  9. avatar CZJay says:

    So for all those people that don’t believe hit-men hide mounted machine guns behind a license plate of a car and remotely activate it — what do you say now?

    P.S. That car has better accuracy than a CA or NY cop.

  10. avatar Ropingdown says:

    The car with the built-in guns ought to be a Skoda. The company started out as a major arms manufacturer, moved into the auto business, and makes its cars in Czecko.

    1. avatar Scout says:

      And now the Skoda Auto belongs to WV group.

      1. avatar Scout says:

        BTW it was WV POLO.

  11. avatar Adam says:

    Couldn’t’ve they just hosed his car with a Norinco Uzi knockoff, like they do up here in Canada?

    http://www.vancouverobserver.com/crime/2011/08/15/targeted-shooting-kelowna-kills-gangster-jonathan-bacon

  12. avatar Pascal says:

    Seems more like Spy Hunter than James Bond

  13. avatar jim says:

    One of the odder things I’ve run into tracking down obscure gun info on the Internet was learning that there is a workshop in Croatia that makes fairly shoddy clones of the American 180 submachine gun. (Thompson-looking .22 LR subgun with 177-round Lews-style pan on top of the receiver.) Modern Firearms notes “… mainly used by Eastern European criminals.” Hmmm… a Croatia 180 pintle-mounted next to the sun roof on my Trablant… that’s an interesting take on the “technical”….

  14. avatar Layne says:

    They went to all this trouble but didn’t realize his Merc is armored? Definitely sounds fishy.

  15. avatar Anonemoose says:

    Can’t check the Czech.

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