Video: Car runs over trees in suburban neighborhood as it tries to escape without driver

Like a scene out of a 1920s Charlie Chaplin film, an unruly car takes off without its driver, flattening three young trees as it attempts to make a quick getaway. Suddenly a woman enters the picture, running down the middle of a suburban street to catch it — which would be impossible were it not for the pole that gets in the car's way. This is life imitating slapstick at its finest.

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