A motorist in South Africa recently captured footage of a scene reminiscent of an action-adventure movie when he spotted men climb aboard a truck in motion to pilfer its load.

The video reveals the individuals cut several bags loose from the truck’s trailer and toss their haul to the ground behind them.

As the theft was in progress, the truck’s driver began weaving back and forth on the road in what was later confirmed to be an effort to shake off the landlocked pirates.

Manager Douw Steyn was on the phone with the driver during the incident and confirmed the truck was traveling an unfamiliar route.

“I know it was reckless, but I asked the driver to snake and try and throw them off,” Steyn said. “There is always the possibility of a hijacking, so the outcome could have been far worse.”

A total of 28 bags were reported missing.

Here’s the video:

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