This Is Why You Don’t Do Burnouts at a Gas Station

As the saying goes, “common sense isn’t that common.” There are some things that people shouldn’t need a reminder of why they shouldn’t do something. Just ask the driver who decided that it would be a good idea to attempt a burnout at a gas station.

Captured on video by security cameras, the incident occurred in Gates, NY at approximately 4:55am where a Mercury Marquis was seen exiting a gas station in what was supposed to be a spectacular fashion, and ended up literally going up in flames.

As seen in the video, the driver (later identified as 18-year-old Ryan Odell) lost control of his vehicle mid-burnout and crashed into one of the active gas pumps, causing a small fire.

The Gates police department was able to identify Odell through the vehicle’s description and partial license plate. Upon his arrest, Odell was charged with 4th-degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. He is scheduled to appear in Gates Court at a later time.

Sometimes we have to learn the simplest things the hard way. Of course, it could have been much worse. We might’ve seen a real-life version of the gas station scene from Zoolander.

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