Theodore's World: Cops use two AK-47s to jump-start car

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December 11, 2013

Cops use two AK-47s to jump-start car

Does the Swiss Army knife have a contender for the title of most handy tool? This one can be used in battle, at weddings – and to jump-start cars.

The ubiquitous Kalashnikov assault rifle has come to the rescue of several embattled Yemeni policemen.

Not in a firefight. Instead, it was in firing-up their unreliable car.

The problem: A flat battery. The solution – two Kalashnikovs and some lengths of wire.

The application: Linking the battery terminals between two cars in order to give one a jump-start.

The Al Arabiya News Channel has broadcast the incident to highlight the challenges faced by the small Middle-Eastern nation’s police force.

The country, which sits between Saudi Arabia and the Gulf of Aden, has a population of 23 million and 50 million firearms.

The Kalashnikov automatic rifle has been the favorite of military and police forces – as well as rebels and insurgents – for decades due to its simple and rugged design.

Wild Thing's comment...............

LOL never saw this before.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 11, 2013 12:55 AM


Pretty smart on their part.

Posted by: bobf at December 11, 2013 09:11 AM

I notice they were wary enough to remove the magazines first.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at December 11, 2013 11:13 AM