What are we thinking here?  Police in Gates, New York released video surveillance of an Upstate driver that will blow your mind - while nearly blowing up an entire gas station.

Check out the video below of a man who admitted to doing donuts in a gas station parking lot.  Moments after he hit the accelerator, he hits a gas pump head-on and then flees.

Police in Gates, NY (North of Rochester) reports that they responded to a gas station fire just before 5 am on Sunday morning.

When they arrived at the scene, "officers found a small fire at the gas pumps and that the suspect had fled."

According to the report, there was one witness who did get a partial license plate, before the car burst into flames.

During their investigation into the vehicle description and partial plate, officers were led to a residence in Ogden where they located the vehicle.

While in Ogden officers located a Mercury Marquis with front-end damage operated by 18-year-old Ryan Odell, and it was the car.

"Odell admitted to his actions in the accident, trying to do a burnout in a parking lot, and was arrested. Odell has been charged with Criminal Mischief 4th degree and Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident. Appearance tickets were issued to return to Gates Court at a later date." Gates Police Department


According to police in Rochester, the man admitted to starting a fire at the pump after he crashed into it when he was "trying to do a burnout" on Sunday.

The footage below shows the car bursting into flames moments after Odell hits the pump.


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NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

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