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June - Bratislava tram taken for a joyride

SOMEONE broke into a parked No. 4 tram and took it for a three-kilometre joyride on June 17, the Nový Čas daily wrote. The suspect fled after transportation officials cut off the tram’s power, causing it to grind to a halt.

SOMEONE broke into a parked No. 4 tram and took it for a three-kilometre joyride on June 17, the Nový Čas daily wrote. The suspect fled after transportation officials cut off the tram’s power, causing it to grind to a halt.

The ride started when the tram was parked at the Zlaté Piesky tram terminal. At around 18:00, someone broke into it and drove almost as far as the Polus City Centre shopping mall on Vajnorská Street, without stopping at any of the stations along the way.

The tram’s driver, Ivan Pätoprstý, 41, was taking a 20-minute break before starting on his usual route to the Karlova Ves district when the incident happened.

“I just went to the bathroom and when I got back, my tram was gone!” he told the daily. “I was shocked. We immediately radioed dispatch about what happened.”

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