• Apr 28, 2010

Click above to watch the video after the jump

Crime fighting Good Samaritans can take on all forms, and apparently that includes in the form of a 3,900 pound, rear-drive Cadillac CTS. FailBlog has stumbled upon a what looks to be a Chinese news program running street camera footage of a petty thief stealing the purse of an unsuspecting woman. But instead of running off into the night, the robber is instead intercepted by the Caddy driver in rather spectacular fashion.

It's almost a good enough display to have us wondering about the authenticity of what's going on (there are a lot of staged viral videos these days), but assuming it's the real deal, now might be a good time to change Cadillac's tagline to "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Bad Guys."

Hit the jump to watch the Caddy doing Starsky and Hutch proud.

[Source: Failblog via YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks fake to me - it's all too convenient.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If someone were to stage it, wouldn't they do the act in daylight for better images?
      • 4 Years Ago
      GM is no stranger to this type of viral marketing in China. Remember the tow-truck-towing Chevy and the crazy girl in the Buick showroom?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, must be one of those Asians from Tijuana. :-

      P.S "Vote for Pedro!"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I may be wrong, but i don't think its china, could it be japan?

      • 4 Years Ago
      I dunno...Does seem kinda fake. how did that driver know what was going on and to stop that dude? Seems like out of nowhere he just pulls over in front of that guy..But i guess he could have seen that woman chasing after that guy and figured he should stop him, so I dunno. Pretty cool if it is real
      • 4 Years Ago
      That Bob Lutz never rests does he!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Even if it's fake, its cool. This is the kind of viral videos that bring good vibe to the Cadillac brand. If it's indeed fake and done by GM, bravo! Give whoever thought of it a promotion! Maybe even replace Docherty with him/her...
      • 4 Years Ago
      sooooooooooo fake
      • 4 Years Ago
      What was with the original post?
      "Video: Drifting oriental Cadillac thwarts purse snatching"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Staged to increase Caddy sales in China
        • 4 Years Ago
        The video's gone viral in China
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree that it looks a little fishy, but there are tons of CTS roaming around Shanghai so it's not that strange to see a CTS pop up. Let's see if we'll see long wheel based 5 series, E class, or A8 does the same trick.
        • 4 Years Ago
        seems WAY too convenient for the Caddy to come out of nowhere and get this guy in spectacular Hollywood fashion.

        Viral.
        • 4 Years Ago
        looks fake
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh no, we all know what happens when something goes viral in China.
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