Monday, October 19, 2009

Rio de Janeiro Just like Grand Theft Auto Video Games

I thought drug dealers only shot down police helicopters in video games, but as the London Telegraph reports, I was wrong.  Apparently this happens in the streets of Rio de Janeiro as well.

The helicopter was called in to stop a turf war between two rival drug gangs.  When the helicopter crashed,  the situation only got worse as the police struggled to contain violence on the streets which included gunshots and Molotov cocktails.

Video after the jump.

Chicago was passed over for the 2016 Olympics for a city that's the real life equivalent of a Grand Theft Auto video game.  It's eerie how similar the violence in Rio de Janeiro is to the the video game.  Check it out below (there's music so turn down the volume before you view it).


I only know the Rio de Janeiro incident is not a video game because my friend isn't nearly failing out of college as he spends all his time playing Grand Theft Auto instead of going to class.

Let's look on the bright side though, the Olympics could be more exciting in Rio de Janeiro.  As part of the steeplechase competitors may have to jump over the downed police helicopter, Molotov cocktail a bus and in the homestretch they're not safe until they avoid a hail of gun shots from rival drug gangs.

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