18-year-old driver attempting 'burnout' plows into gas pump

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Driver attempting 'burnout' plows into gas pump
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Shocking surveillance video from a gas station in upstate New York shows the moment an 18-year-old man plowed his car into a gas pump, causing it to burst into flames.

ROCHESTER, NY (KABC) -- Shocking surveillance video from a gas station in upstate New York shows the moment an 18-year-old man plowed his car into a gas pump.

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 shows the flames spewing after the car hits the pump.

Police said the man drove off, but investigators managed to identify and arrest him.

The 18-year-old was charged with criminal mischief and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident after admitting to the crash.