As were the hijackers, minus the "serious" part.
The device was called a "Blaster," because it blasted jets of fire at would-be attackers, and because "fucking radical" just wasn't descriptive enough. It was operated with a special foot pedal near the accelerator in case the driver was ordered to put their hands up. What's even crazier is that the Blaster was 100 percent legal, according to the SA police.
That's because, between January and June 1998, there were over 4,000 attacks on motorists in the Johannesburg area alone, and drastic times call for kickass measures.
"What smells good? Oh, shit, it's me!"