Friday, October 19, 2007

The World's worst get away

Burnout man leaves registration plate at shop crash scene

A DRIVER that lost control of his car which ploughed into a convenience store left behind his front bumper and registration plate when he fled.

Police say the driver was performing a burnout in the car park of a 7-Eleven outlet in Warrigal Rd, Oakleigh, in Melbourne's south-east when he struck a kerb and lost control of the car, crashing it into the shop's front doors about 8.40pm yesterday.

The man was forced to jump out the way to avoid being hit as the white Commodore smashed into shelves in the shop.

The man taunted the attendant briefly, doing another burn-out as he reversed the car out of the shop before driving away.

"Unfortunately, he has left his front bumper and a registration plate behind," police spokesman Senior Constable David Fitzgerald said.

"It's surprising no one was hurt. The attendant was very lucky."

No one else was in the shop at the time of the crash.

Authorities estimated the crash caused at least $25,000 damage.

The driver is likely to face serious criminal charges when he is apprehended, Sen-Constable Fitzgerald said.

The car was found in a driveway a short way from the scene soon afterward.

Oakleigh police are investigating, but are confident of being able to track down the car's owner.

Police are examining video footage of the incident.

Mr Bagel: Well, That must be close to the world's worst get away!


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