Think pulling a couple of donuts in an empty lot is harmless? That’s what one Joe Graham of Ontario, New York, thought… right up until he was arrested.
Graham was driving by a parking lot in the Wayne County town with his son in his red 1968 Chevy Camaro SS on Columbus Day when he entered the empty lot and did a couple of donuts. The whole episode was said to have lasted only about 15 seconds, but Graham seemed to have chosen the wrong location: that lot was next to the town hall and a local sheriff’s office. And when the commotion started, a deputy came out and proceeded to place Graham in handcuffs – right in front of his teenage son – and impound his muscle car.
“We were just pulling out of the lot and the cops rushed over to the car and proceeded to arrest me,” Graham said to the local ABC affiliate, 13 WHAM. The culprit said he offered to pay to have the freshly painted yellow lines on the lot redone, but officials reportedly claim that he put his son’s safety in jeopardy.
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