• Dec 10th 2008 at 7:58PM
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It may be viral, but it's too hilarious not to post. We just came across a YouTube video in which a Chinese woman, who the internet has lovingly dubbed "Shanghai Lady", finds her beloved Chevrolet Captiva held captive by a tow truck driver. The South Korean-made CUV is on the hook, tail held high with its front wheels planted, when the lady confronts the tow truck operator. After a short spat she decides she's had enough, gets into her vehicle and starts it up. The tow truck driver gives the rear wheel of the Captiva an angry kick, but that doesn't stop her. She puts it in gear and proceeds to drive off, tow truck in tow. Like any great comedy, the driver is left to chase his truck on foot. It's good for a nice chuckle before you sign off for the night and expresses what a lot of us hope we might have the intestinal fortitude to do if caught in this same situation. Follow the jump to see the clip.

[Source: Automobiles De Luxe]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      HAH awesome!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Curious how it ends.

      Front brakes only with an additional 8 tons to stop.
        • 6 Years Ago

        You're right, that tow truck is rather puny. Likely closer to 8 tons with the tow truck and captiva combined. Still alot of weight for 1 axle worth of brakes. Good thing the video was not in San Fransico!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow, that is a lot of strain on the front axel, and stopping the pick-up truck's extra weight won't exactly be a walk in the park for the two front brakes. I'm curious to know... Shouldn't the tow truck have been in "Park"??? Even if it was in Neutral, the E-brake would have been applied, and thus the 4 cylinder CUV would not have been able to move it! Whats going on here??? I'm confused!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Conundrum

        The Captiva's curb weight is approximately 4,000 lbs (two tons).

        There's no way that tow truck weighs six tons.

        I'm not doubting that there will be serious damage to the engine and drive train, I just think you're over estimating the weight. I'm thinking the tow truck is closer to three tons, based on the COE light truck chassis.
        • 6 Years Ago
        There's no way that tow-truck weighs 8 tons.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I noticed these things after about 20 times of watching it.

        The tow truck lifted the wrong wheels
        The tow truck was pointing against traffic
        The tow truck was in neutral

        -All things a tow truck driver wouldn't do.
      • 6 Years Ago
      When you are wrong just admit it, I hope they put that bitch away for a long time.... Who does she think she is? Obvisiously illegally parked and getting towed then she should have to deal with the consequences of her actions... Now driving het auto while attached to a tow truck??? Very lucky nobody was hurt... Put her in jail..... NOT FUNNY AT ALL........
      • 6 Years Ago
      staged why would the tow truck opeartor leave his tow truck( in gear out of park and in nutral position)!!!!!! still funny gag lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      And they say American built cars are not up to par (power) ..Try that with a Hyundia !!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice promo bit for GM.
      Maybe they should show this to Congress!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It seems suspiciously like a publicity stunt of Chevy. It looks like the tow truck driver has forgetten to apply the handbrake in his vehicle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      In Shanghai tradition, the woman was later executed
      • 6 Years Ago
      can't do that with AWD!!! nee how mah!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This might be staged, but that doesn't make it any less humorous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is one dumb tow truck driver. I guess he didn't know that he should have hooked on to the front of it. Too funny.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't park where you aren't supposed to and you won't have that problem.

      I hope they cite her for stealing the tow truck!!!

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