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South Korean traffic cop dubbed ’Die Hard policeman’

By Associated Press


SEOUL, South Korea >> A South Korean traffic cop who arrested a drug suspect after clinging to his car for 25 minutes has gotten a promotion and is being called the “Die Hard policeman” by local media.

Police say Kim Hyun-cheol initially stopped the suspect’s car in the city of Busan because it made an illegal U-turn on Aug. 26. When the suspect sped off, Kim clung to the windshield and roof of the car.

The suspect eventually stopped and was arrested after a foot chase. Officials say the man was later found to be on a wanted list for drug-related crimes.

Kim has since been promoted to assistant inspector. His nickname refers to the heroic acts of actor Bruce Willis’ police character John McClane in the hit “Die Hard” movie series.

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BO0o07 wrote:
Many years ago when I worked in Korea, the same thing happened when a traffic cop clung to the front of a city bus.
on September 5,2012 | 07:27AM
sak wrote:
Only in the Movies, otherwise he's a Lucky Fool.
on September 5,2012 | 07:45AM
96706 wrote:
Now THAT'S determination and bravery. The pedestrian too was quick on her feet.
on September 5,2012 | 08:19AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Must have been a tough situation for the chief. You want to (or need to) commend your officer for bravery, yet you don't want all of them to get Rambo-itis because most times stunts like this will end badly. Then the picture would have been of the chief shaking the hand of the cop's widow and children.
on September 5,2012 | 08:30AM
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