Man steals a new Audi R8 and takes it for a joyride across the suburbs at the neck-breaking speed of over 74 mph. And the entire, over 20-minute long incident was recorded by the 4K UHD BlackVue dashcam installed in the vehicle.
Car stolen from outside the owners’ house
The article recently posted on Dailymail.uk tells a terrifying story of a Newcastle (Australia) man. He stole a new Audi R8 from right outside its owners’, Luc and Bec’s house and sped through the neighborhood.
The story is accompanied by the horrifying footage from the BlackVue DR900S-2CH (you can purchase the updated DR900X-2CH model here) installed in the car.
Throughout the video, we can see that the driver tore through the suburban area at an alarming speed of over 74 mph (with the speed limit of 50 km/h, or 31 mph), endangering other drivers and pedestrians alike. A few times he barely missed oncoming vehicles as he was overtaking other cars.
Scenes like from a video game
The maneuvers made by the joyrider were truly terrifying – he narrowly missed cars parked on the side of the road at least a couple of times, he didn’t use turn indicators… not to mention that it wasn’t his car, so he didn’t even know how to properly operate the vehicle.
Thanks to the BlackVue dashcam constantly recording and displaying the car’s current speed, we know that the thief drove at the speed of around 50 mph even through speed bumps .
Damages estimated at over $100,000, culprit found
After over 20 minutes of trying to show off to random pedestrians on the streets, the thief decided to park the car… on somebody else’s property. He even took the time to open the gate to get in, just to promptly bump into the gate while passing through.
When the car was found, the owner of the Audi quickly assured police officers at the scene that the BlackVue dashcam installed in the car recorded everything and that they could pull up the footage on the spot.
“He has absolutely messed this car up. He has hit gutters on both sides (while speeding),” said the Audi’s owner. The damages to the car were estimated at $100,000.
The culprit was found and arrested three days later. As it turns out, he didn’t even have a valid driving license!
Local police charged him with car theft, reckless driving, driving while unlicensed, and breaking and entering a house to steal more than $60,000.