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Die Hard Cop - 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.

Kim Hyun-cheol, a 33-year-old traffic cop, was hailed a hero after he clung on to the windshield of a fleeing suspect's car for 25 minutes to prevent him from escaping last month.

His daredevil heroics have earned Kim many fans in his native South Korea after a video documenting the stunt went viral.

According to Korea Joongang Daily, Kim had initially stopped the suspect after he saw him making an illegal U-turn in downtown Busan. However, while Kim was writing up a traffic ticket, the man -- who was only identified by his first name Jeong -- stepped on the gas and began to speed off. For the next 25 minutes, the man sped through the streets with the police officer hanging on

Added: Sep-8-2012 Occurred On: Sep-8-2012
By: Aussie
Regional News, WTF, Citizen Journalism
Tags: Die, Hard, Cop, Korea, Windshield, Windscreen,
Location: Korea (South) (load item map)
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