Man Who Took Tourists on Authentic NYC Car Chase Pleads Guilty

by Gabriel Hummel on October 9, 2010

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What would you do if I told you that you could relive the famous car chase in French Connection or blaze through the streets like an episode of NYPD Blue?

You would be fucking psyched right? I know I would be

Unfortunately, that is not the case for a an unauthorized taxi driver who took five French tourists on a tour de New York in a police chase that lasted 7 miles through downtown and even took out a gate, truck, and a stop sign before it came to a halt.

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The guy even jumped out of the van while it was still moving in order to avoid capture.

If I was some French frog visiting NYC for the first time, I would be damn delighted that NYC lived up to the reputation of the one of the most badass cities in the US, and not a place where people parade themselves in front of corny monuments and eat organic hamburgers and shakes.

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On the plus side, the tourists dig score some great swag. Can you say a showering of museum passes and Broadway show tickets?

Who knew getting a free high speed chase could come with such great perks?

Erecting a statue in the taxi drivers honor

Gabriel

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Optimista October 10, 2010 at 3:50 am

Is “erecting a statue” supposed to be suggestive? Just wondering.

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Gabriel Hummel October 11, 2010 at 10:06 pm

@Optimista

I didn’t write it that way, but thats a damn good idea.

Well played Optimista

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