Driver Blows Up Gas Pump Doing Donuts in Upstate NY (VIDEO)
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.