As car people, there's a certain degree of delight that comes with watching an old James Bond movie and seeing Desmond Llewelyn describe the accoutrements of an MI6-modded Aston Martin or Lotus, all while saying, "Oh grow up, 007." But in reality, a car with concealed firearms, a hallmark of Bond's rides, is actually a terrifying prospect, as one Czech citizen found out.

The incident occurred in Johannesburg, South Africa, when Radovan Krejcir emerged from his Mercedes-Benz and started hearing popping sounds as he was walking into his pawn shop. A Volkswagen Cross Polo, parked directly across from where Krejcir regularly parks, opened fire with a dozen shotguns concealed behind the license plate, according to The Mirror. Ten rounds hit the driver's side window, but the Czech national was clear of his vehicle by that point. After, the VW caught fire. Whether this was intentional in order to destroy evidence, or merely a result of placing 12 hot gun barrels in the back bumper of a car, remains to be seen.

This was not a random act of violence, though. The Associated Press reports that Krejcir is linked to the Johannesburg underground, and that he fled his home country after escaping a police raid in 2005. He popped up in South Africa in 2007 and has been the subject of extradition efforts by the Czech government ever since, who want him to serve an 11-year sentence for tax evasion.

Since arriving in SA, Krejcir has been charged with both robbery and insurance fraud, although charges were eventually dropped. It's also been insinuated that he was involved in the murder of a strip club owner in 2010. Further proof that this isn't you average sleezy pawn shop owner? He drives a matte black Mercedes-Benz CL-Class AMG that's been bulletproofed. Head below for the full news report from South Africa's Eyewitness News.


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      muspod
      • 1 Year Ago
      He know's he's dirty. Anyone rolling in a bulletproof CL in front of a pawn shop... Do the math..
      Peter_G
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, someone didn't do their homework in that hit. Shotgun shells vs bulletproof glass at range?
      M5_4_life
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wait, let me get this straight so that I can validate my opinion. So he escapes from Czech Rep. to SA, commits various crimes and he's still living there operating a business? Why isn't he in jail or extradited to CR? This is one of the reasons why the African continent is one f-ed place to do anything except crime! Yeah, I said it, I've lived there before and know what I'm talking about. Before I could set up my construction business, I had to go thru a lot of loops while having to pay several "fees" every step of the way in Ghana.
      hockeyman747
      • 1 Year Ago
      Krejcir is the same guy who probably got Uwe Gemballa wacked.
        ACURA23CL
        • 1 Year Ago
        @hockeyman747
        Seriously...That name, Krejcir, seems very familiar with an article I read when they found Gemballa's body. I'm trying to find the article.
          Orion798
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ACURA23CL
          You're right. http://mg.co.za/article/2013-02-22-00-uwe-gemballas-widow-seeks-answers
      babby201
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bullet proof cars have always been popular in South Africa ,especially since the end of Aparthied.
      Time
      • 1 Year Ago
      SA is certainly the most gangsta country I've ever been to. Stay in Sandton and it literally feels like you are in a first world country with ultra moder homes, hotels and malls and is pretty safe. But take that 20min drive into the heart of Johannesburg and wow!...Its certainly not a place you should walk unaccompanied. Oh and the person that'll be accompanying you?...They'll need someone accompanying them too :)
      porsha993
      • 1 Year Ago
      Crime and government corruption has skyrocketed in SA since the end of apartheid and competent government. Imagine that.
        temeculapaul
        • 1 Year Ago
        @porsha993
        Yep, didn't have to scoll far to find a totally racist comment.
          Mike
          • 1 Year Ago
          @temeculapaul
          It wasn't racist. It is a fact. If you want another example just look at Rhodesia, or Detroit.
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      12 shotguns. Utterly stupid. One BAR or a .30 MG would have been better and simpler. And available in SA.
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      They see me pawnin' Everythin' Patrollin' trying to catch me white and dirty
      temeculapaul
      • 1 Year Ago
      The NRA is in South Africa?
        philaphillies99
        • 1 Year Ago
        @temeculapaul
        More like the Obama supporters in Chicago who murder 500 people a year.
          rwa1949
          • 1 Year Ago
          @philaphillies99
          calderasf---- of course gang members vote -- how else will the democrats stay in power. they have to keep the welfare gravy train going.
        Mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        @temeculapaul
        Sounds more like some of the people who pay Eric Holder for protection. I wonder where they got their guns? Does the obama administration have a gun running program in South Africa, too?
        Mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        @temeculapaul
        Almost as bad as one of those liberal cities. Like Chicago or Detroit or L.A...... Obama's people.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds like he knew he pissed-off some really bad people. I guess he fits in with that crowd from the sounds of it.
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