Man Organizes 50-Car Street Race During Lockdown, Gets Arrested
Empty streets have led to speeding and even street racing. And not just here in the U.S. either. A 30-year-old Singapore resident, Yeo Jing Cheng, is accused of organizing a car meet and street race that brought dozens of people out of social isolation.
Cheng reportedly brought more than 10 people together in the parking lot of a McDonald’s two days after Singapore prohibited social gatherings of more than 10 people.
While the exact number of people at the meet is unknown, there was another followup event organized by Cheng 90 minutes later that involved 57 people and more than 50 cars. As if the illegal gathering wasn’t dumb enough, footage of the event was uploaded to YouTube.
Eventually, the event was interrupted by police and Cheng was charged with criminal charges resulting from the meets. Cheng was not charged with street racing, but rather two charges of violating the country’s new COVID-19 prevention laws, each of which carries six months’ prison time and $10,000 in fines.