Sunday, November 1, 2015

Locals save car by sitting on it

A Canadian tourist visiting Istanbul, Turkey, rented a car and parked it near the Bosphorus Strait. She remembered to lock the doors, but forgot to set the parking brake. While she was shopping, the empty rental car began rolling backward across a sidewalk and down some steps. It didn't stop until its back half was dangling over the edge of a stone pier.

                                                                                                                               Photo from INA video
That's when four local men all jumped on the hood of the car, using their body weight as a counterbalance, and when the tourist returned, a tow-truck was already pulling the car to safety. We're not sure what the rental contract said about losing a car in the Bosphorus, but thanks for the quick thinking of strangers, this tourist will get her deposit back.

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