This week, Kristy and Scott wander back to England in 1909, when a rubber robbery turned into a police chase that's equal parts tragic and hilarious.
We've got cops borrowing guns from bystanders a tramjacking that turns into a tramchase, and some seriously inept criminals. Like, "commit a robbery within yelling distance of a police station" inept. All in all, this two hour chase would cover six miles, and the bandits would expend a shocking 400 rounds of ammunition.
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