PHOTOS: Armored Vehicle Dangles off 5 South Overpass, Spills Gas Onto Freeway Below
Heist gone wrong?
Wondering why you're stuck in a traffic jam from hell during what should be a breezy Good Friday rush hour?
The hold-up has everything to do with a mysterious armored vehicle (Bruce Willis, are you in there??) dangling off the 5 South overpass in Boyle Heights, glaring down menacingly at the 10 West and dripping all its gas onto a freeway exit.
Lovely! ABC7 has been airing some pretty spellbinding footage of the big "teeter" all afternoon...
... and those stuck in traffic have been kind/bored enough to Tweet from the scene. Here are the best shots we can find:
"Boyle heights. Armored car over the side"
@KevinTakumi via Twitter
"Stuck on the 5 south for this! #LATraffic"
@SassyBecks via Twitter
"Armored vehicle teetering over edge of bridge in East LA on 5 South at 10 interchange"
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Street and freeway closures have lasted almost two hours since the crash was first reported at around 3:45 p.m. But the photos -- and the heisty true-Hollywood drama! -- almost make it worth the wait.
There's something very grotesque and human about whatever happened to the front end of the vehicle -- like its guts are spilling out all over the 5.
And Shaun Ochsner at Inland News reports that the vehicle is a "money transport truck," which ups the intrigue factor, like, tenfold. What is that word printed across the side of this gory beast? Garda??
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