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We now know Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the two brothers said to be behind the Boston Marathon bombings, planned to head for New York City to detonate more improvised explosive devices. As it turns out, that plan was foiled by the quick thinking of one Mercedes-Benz owner, diligent police work and the Mercedes-Benz mbrace system. When the brothers carjacked a 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur identified only as "Danny," they didn't realize his Mercedes-Benz M-Class was equipped with the mbrace system, which can call for help in the event of an accident or track the vehicle in the event of a theft.

According to reports, the Tsarnaev brothers held Danny hostage for nearly 90 minutes while they drove around Boston forming a plan until they had to stop for fuel. When one of the brothers went inside to pay, the other put his gun down for a moment. Danny took the opportunity to unlatch his seat belt, open the door and run to another nearby gas station, where he told the owner to call the police.

When police arrived, they used the mbrace system to track the SUV after receiving Danny's permission, and it wasn't long before a shootout between police and the brothers ensued. When it was over, the eldest brother lay dead in the street. For more on the story, view the video report available below.



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      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      i like the formulation "said to be behind the Boston bombings".
      torquesteerhater
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hey, look, the "religon of peace" at it again, killing Americans daily. Until we stop all immigration from Muslim countries, events like this will continue to happen daily. Of course, the communists (liberals) like Obama fully support these scumbags. These people, combined with the 47% urban leeches, are the Democratic voting base. The growing threat of Islam is coming from within, and if we don't put a stop to it, soon we will find ourselves under a communist Marxist Islamic Jihadist rule (which is Obama's plan) soon. The Democrats have always been the party which supports extremist Islam. The fact that they ended the Iraq war (hich we began against an extremist Muslim dictator who supported the 9/11 terrorists who planned to use WMDs on America) proves that they support this communist Islamic agenda. They also HATE Israel, and want to wipe it and it's people off the map, andreplace it with "Palestine". They have the audacity to support a MOSQUE at ground 0, and now they are whining about the "Miranda rights" of this terrorist. Until we vote for a REAL conservative like Bachmann, Santorum, Rubio, or West, America will continue to die and be replaced by a communist Muslim stye. I know that this comment will be deleted by liberal HuffPost/ AB, but tell me liberals, since you hate America, why don't you go live in country which supports your values better? Like, say, Saudi Arabia?
        Gorgenapper
        • 1 Year Ago
        @torquesteerhater
        I have it on good authority that Obama caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs 65m years ago.
          torquesteerhater
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          He caused the recession, crashed the economy,, implemented a socialist takeover of the haelthcare system, expanded welfare so that his 47% leech supporters can just sit at home and use their Obamaphones all day while they gt checks from the government which come out of the pocket of us hardworking taxpayers, pandered to the homonazis by repealing DADT, doubled the deficit, grew the debt to $16 trillion, apologized to our enemies, and began a communist muslim tKeover of America. Is that good enough?
          torquesteerhater
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          He doesn't need a white dwarf to do that. He has the extremist liberal/communist media (CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, ABS,etc) which "turns all of us into shambling monstrosities devoid of all intelligence." I have to pay an arm and a leg in taxes to support welfare collecting, Obamaphone using deadbeats like you who have never had a job in their lives, but expect us taxpayers to give all our money to you(FORTY SEVEN PERCENT OF THE COUNTRY.)
          torquesteerhater
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          If you actually believe in the liberal indoctrination scheme known as "evolution", well.... I have nothing else to tell you. The Bible ClEARLY states that the Earth is 6000 years old. If you don't believe in it, well.... you're not fit to live in the Kingdom of God after you die.
          torquesteerhater
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          Fox IS extreme liberal propaganda, just like everyone else, just a little bit less extremist. The lies of the mainstream media are why I get my news from independant conservative sources, like Alex Jones.
          RJC
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          Half of those nut jobs only believe the earth is 6000 years old. Yeah, we want them holding political office.
          Lachmund
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          i hope you don't belive all that BS you're spilling...if you do may god help you.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @torquesteerhater
        what a stupi, no ignorant and blinded comment. i'm sure you'll rot in your hell for that, whereever this might be.
          bofdem
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Lachmund
          Unemployment office is calling, Lachmund. Go git your fried chicken
          CadiVetteFerrari
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Lachmund
          Sounds like the typical response of someone from middle America and not the coasts, someone whose state probably contains little diversity. Just a troll.
          torquesteerhater
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Lachmund
          Lachmund, don't you have a welfare check to get? Or did obama tape it to the back of your obamaphone which you got yesterday?
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          @Lachmund
          [blocked]
        Brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @torquesteerhater
        You see, it's people like you that are what's wrong with America.
        bofdem
        • 1 Year Ago
        @torquesteerhater
        Great post.
        M5_4_life
        • 1 Year Ago
        @torquesteerhater
        One word - Moron!
      Al Terego
      • 1 Year Ago
      Autoblog, get a new commenting system, please. Or just get rid of the existing, antiquated one. This is getting ridiculous with the amount of racism, off-topic political views, ad spammers, flamers,, on and on etc.
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        @Al Terego
        [blocked]
        torquesteerhater
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Al Terego
        "Racism"??????? Typical liberal. Will pull the race crd for jsut about anything, but when their own leaders, like obama , show themselves to be TRuE racists, they back off. Also, if you don't want to har other people's opinions, just your's, you can strt your own blog where comments are closed to everyone but you. Typical liberal. No tespect for the Constitution or 1st amendment.
          H.E. Pennypacker
          • 1 Year Ago
          @torquesteerhater
          thanks for proving al's point. lmao.
          superchan7
          • 1 Year Ago
          @torquesteerhater
          So according to you, "liberal" means racist Constitution haters. Got it.
          SatinSheetMetal
          • 1 Year Ago
          @torquesteerhater
          This blog isn't government owned, your first amendment rights don't mean **** here.
          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @torquesteerhater
          How did you manage to have a spelling or grammar error in every single sentence? How are you going to complain about disrespecting the constitution when you can't even read?
      Dfelix70
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, why is it important to specify that the car owner was "Chinese"? If he was white, would they say, "Caucasian entrepreneur"? Even if they are attempting to state that he is a Chinese national living in the US, why is that relevant to the story?
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        @Dfelix70
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      Ken Mam
      • 1 Year Ago
      @Torquesteerhater- dude, give it a rest already! Nobody wants to hear your rambling about Islamo-fantics, liberal bashing, Obama-hating, KKK's, etc. I don't know if you're just trolling or looking for a response. Instead of blaming liberals for the downfall of America, you should understand why America is falling and tackle the root of the problems, not name calling. Keep your religion to yourself, nobody wants to listen to that mumble-jumbo.
      omar
      • 1 Year Ago
      "When police arrived, they used the mbrace system to track the SUV after receiving Danny's permission," Wait, the police were taking people out of their homes at gunpoint, but waited for Danny's permission?
        dtugg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @omar
        They needed his permission because otherwise MB wouldn't have given them the information.
      hemijohn
      • 1 Year Ago
      One situation were a "Big Brother" type system actually came of some use.
      dtugg
      • 1 Year Ago
      What ******* morons. How could they not realize that they could be tracked this way?
      Joseph Krison
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's funny. The man took captive said himself on CNN it was an app with tracking capabilities on his iPhone.
        GCP
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Joseph Krison
        There is a mobile app for Android and IOS devices for mBrace, with a "Locate my Car" function that is able to pinpoint location on a google map. It however only works if you are relatively "near" where your car is (to prevent any potential over-use as a vehicle tracking service, or thwart privacy concerns). Beyond this close proximity, you have to call mBrace to get the stolen vehcile tracking activated where they will only communicate position details with the police directly.
      jperk2001
      • 1 Year Ago
      In the news photos of the stolen Benz, it had a \"COEXIST\" bumper sticker. Wonder if it will be on his new car?
        JChan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jperk2001
        The news was wrong. The carjacked Mercedes was an SUV, the ML350 featured in the photos with this article. The car with the bumper sticker was a sedan and not a Mercedes, there's not much news about it other than it was in a news shot.
      mikemaj82
      • 1 Year Ago
      I thought helicopters tracked him. Oh well. What do I know.
      EChid
      • 1 Year Ago
      Neat to see a tech feature that usually only seems of use in the brochures actually fulfilling an important task. Helps balance off the "they escaped in a Benz!?!" negative press with "yeah, but the Benz is what helped stop them" positive press for MB.
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