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Driver abandons moving car on 27th Street

ABOVE: 1 of the 9 cars hit [via]

“A driver apparently jumped out of their still-moving vehicle in the 400 or 500 block of North 27th Street. The car went three blocks driverless, sideswiping numerous cars down 27th and coming to rest against the back bumper of a parked car.”

via @geistweg

Anybody got any photos?

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Jaime
Jaime
7 years ago

When? Tonight? On Halloween? Mere blocks away from where a street was shut down so children could trick or treat?

RandallDoetzer
RandallDoetzer
7 years ago

@chpn for real?

Ziti
Ziti
7 years ago

Sounds like another failed attempt at a “Knight Rider” Halloween costume. When will people learn?

27th street resident
27th street resident
7 years ago

A man that was running down the street was handcuffed in our neighbor’s backyard. At one point there were at least 6 cop cars blocking the street afterwards… all while trick-or-treaters were walking down the sidewalk.

CM
CM
7 years ago

@Ziti: That was my thought. Kit went rogue so he could trick-or-treat, too!

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

So am I reading this right? Some jackass intentionally abandoned their car running and aimed at a street where a bunch of little kids were trick or treating? What a psycho!

If this is correct, I hope they would charge them with multiple counts of attempted murder.

Eric Huffstutler
Eric Huffstutler
7 years ago

It happened in front of our house. In fact, the driver jumped out of the car right beside mine and ran but the police was right behind him – jumped his cruiser and caught the crook while the car was running on its own down the street. Damages happened starting in front of 409 N 27th and traveled down to mid 600 block crossing two intersections, bouncing off cars like a pinball, and kids still on the street for Halloween. The officer that caught the guy (who was orginally stopped for a traffic violation on 32nd Street, took off and… Read more »

Human honey Badger
Human honey Badger
7 years ago

It was Birch!!!!

Ziti
Ziti
7 years ago

@CM Unfortunately, upon reading the WRIC article, the perp looks nothing like David Hasselhoff, so the Knight Rider theory seems to be false.

Glad no one was hurt, and kudos to the police for getting the “driver”.

On a related topic, a driver bashed into a bunch of parked cars on E Broad b/w 22nd and 23rd a few weeks back. A white SUV parked on the south side of the street got totaled. Was there ever any arrest for that one?

AshleyMonfort
AshleyMonfort
7 years ago

@chpn Crazy! Glad they caught the suspect. Story is tonight on #NBC12. Neighbors say it sounded like gunshots when the cars crashed.

Chelsea Harnish
Chelsea Harnish
7 years ago

If I hadn’t been out on the street to see why there were so many cop cars outside, I wouldn’t believe it either. The car drove through TWO intersections on its own before being stopped by a parked car it plowed into the back of. Like one of my neighbors said, if it had happened only an hour earlier, there would have been a ton of trick or treaters out on that very street.

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

What a dumbass.

boat!
boat!
7 years ago

Where was that big ugly boat when we needed it.
That would have stopped the runaway car in it’s tracks!

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