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Two Suspects Arrested In Times Square Mercedes Burnout Incident That Injured Cop

Photos credit NYPD/Video Screencap

It turns out that if you’re going to do something extraordinarily stupid in a car that results in a cop being injured, one of the busiest and most surveilled places in America isn’t the best place to try it. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with Sunday evening’s Times Square burnout and hit-and-run of a New York City police officer, an incident that garnered widespread attention in the car community and in the national media.

The New York Post reports that Arfhy Santos, 20, and William Lopez, 24, were arrested Wednesday evening after police identified them as the duo in the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG that did a burnout in Times Square and then ran over a police

Read more at: https://jalopnik.com/two-suspects-arrested-in-times-square-mercedes-burnout-1822188305

Two Suspects Arrested In Times Square Mercedes Burnout Incident …

Photos credit NYPD/Video Screencap

It turns out that if you’re going to do something extraordinarily stupid in a car that results in a cop being injured, one of the busiest and most surveilled places in America isn’t the best place to try it. Two suspects have been arrested in connection with Sunday evening’s Times Square burnout and hit-and-run of a New York City police officer, an incident that garnered widespread attention in the car community and in the national media.

The New York Post reports that Arfhy Santos, 20, and William Lopez, 24, were arrested Wednesday evening after police identified them as the duo in the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG that did a burnout in Times Square and then ran over a police

Read more at: https://jalopnik.com/two-suspects-arrested-in-times-square-mercedes-burnout-1822188305

DeLorean Destroyed In Fire During Hit And Run Accident

I stood there in front of her for minutes begging and pleading to borrow the fire extinguisher, all while the flames got bigger. Eventually, a stranger handed me a portable fire extinguisher he had, and I tried to go fight the now huge flames with it, but it was too late. The flame eventually engulfed my vintage, collectors 1 previous owner DeLorean (that I was selling for a large amount later today), and the fire department put it out.” Coincidentally, Kemsley had just agreed to sell the car for $70,000 and was driving back from a mechanic after a pre-sale inspection. It isn’t clear how the fire started, but you have to feel for the owner knowing that the car could have been saved if the employee was more compassionate.

Read more at: https://carbuzz.com/news/delorean-destroyed-in-fire-during-hit-and-run-accident

He Was Set to Sell His DeLorean for $70K. Then, a Suspicious Fire

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Why People Are Asking Questions About That Bizarre Viral DeLorean Fire

This is one of those stories that, at first, just seems simple and terrible. Unfortunately, the more that gets revealed, the less simple everything becomes. The whole thing revolves around one awful event: a 1981 DeLorean destroyed by fire. However, since it’s blown up on the local news and Car Internet, a lot of people are asking questions about what happened.

Around noon on Jan. 5, Daryl Kemsley, a 22-year old YouTuber with a taste for exotic cars, was driving his 1981 DeLorean, his childhood dream car. Kemsley claims he had just agreed to sell the DeLorean for $70,000, and was driving the car back from a mechanic after a pre-sale inspection.

During the drive in Orem, Utah, Kemsley claims in a Facebook post that he was rear-ended by a driver who

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Look At This Pedestrian Walk Away From Nearly Getting Hit By A Car Like It’s No Big Deal

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A resident in Fort Worth, Texas was sick of drivers plowing into his yard whenever it rains, so they decided to set up a video camera to capture the action as proof. It recently captured a Jeep Grand Cherokee nearly striking a pedestrian, who, remarkably, appears undeterred.

In what’s apparently the hardest left turn in history, the resident wrote in a video posted to YouTube that they “installed video cameras on my house because when it rains people leave the street and end up in my house, yard, and fence.”

“I have had a lot of hit and run drivers too,” they said. “My house was driven into in February, then my fence, and now this. Only one person had insurance.”

The resident goes on to say it’s become

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Watch A French Motorcyclist Dressed As Santa Chase Down A Hit-And-Run Driver

For many people, seeing a Frenchman dressed as Santa Claus on a motorcycle usually means that Cirque du Soleil is in town, so be extra wary and trust nobody. This time, though, Motorcycle Santa is something of a hero, chasing down a terrible hit-and-run driver.

The motorcycle Santa in this case seems to be biker/Youtuber Chris RS, who dressed as Santa (and somehow affixed that Santa hat to his helmet remarkably well) just so he could drive around as Motorcycle Santa and wave to people. No biggie.

As he was tooling around spreading holiday glee, Chris RS happened to see a driver in a Renault Clio run right into a woman, who was knocked to the ground. Here’s the whole video; you can see the incident happen at about 1:15:

https://jalopnik.com/watch-a-french-motorcyclist-dressed-as-santa-chase-down-1821384278

Watch A French Motorcyclist Dressed As Santa Chase Down A Hit …

For many people, seeing a Frenchman dressed as Santa Claus on a motorcycle usually means that Cirque du Soleil is in town, so be extra wary and trust nobody. This time, though, Motorcycle Santa is something of a hero, chasing down a terrible hit-and-run driver.

The motorcycle Santa in this case seems to be biker/Youtuber Chris RS, who dressed as Santa (and somehow affixed that Santa hat to his helmet remarkably well) just so he could drive around as Motorcycle Santa and wave to people. No biggie.

As he was tooling around spreading holiday glee, Chris RS happened to see a driver in a Renault Clio run right into a woman, who was knocked to the ground. Here’s the whole video; you can see the incident happen at about 1:15:

https://jalopnik.com/watch-a-french-motorcyclist-dressed-as-santa-chase-down-1821384278

The 2018 Nissan Leaf Is An Electric Car For Calm, Rational Adults

Ask any random person to name an electric car, chances are really good they’ll say the name “Tesla.” Tell them to point to the first electric car they happen to see while out in the world, and it’s much more likely their finger will be targeted at a Nissan Leaf. That’s because despite Tesla capturing the mind and imagination of everyone who talks about EVs, the Leaf is the most-sold battery-electric vehicle. Now, Nissan has made it a lot better. But better doesn’t exactly mean exciting.

The Leaf has had a nice long run without a major update, but it’s clearly showing its age. The range, which has improved from about 75 miles when it came out in 2011 (though Nissan liked to claim 100 miles) to 107 miles for the outgoing 2016 model is a

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Drivers Just Can’t Stop Hitting This Giant Rock In A Parking Lot

Image via CBC News on YouTube

Canada’s CBC News reports that drivers at a recycling center in Calgary, Alberta “can’t seem to stop hitting a giant rock in a suburban parking lot, despite it being an inanimate object surrounded by yellow-painted curbs.” This damn rock. Who saw it there, anyway? It came out of nowhere.

You might be asking yourself why is there a giant rock in this parking lot in the first place? That’s a good question. Metro News reports that there didn’t used to be a rock in between these yellow-painted curbs, and drivers used to get stuck in the unfilled median. So the Sage Hill Bottle Depot recycling center put something there to stop people from driving over the curb: a big obstacle.

That was last week.

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