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A guy randomly drove a VW Polo on track in England, then got arrested (VIDEO)

Jun 17, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

If you notice the title on this YouTube video, it’s “VW Polo, Fun Cup, Brands Hatch 2014.”

It wasn’t exactly fun watching what some not-so-bright individual did during the race in this clip.

As you’ll see above, the unidentified driver took a private car onto the track during the race at the Brands Hatch circuit in Kent.

He completed a lap before going back into the pit lane. Per Autosport the driver, 21, was taken into police custody on suspicion of false imprisonment, and later released on bail.

Compared to the usual canned but frustrated PR statements you often hear in such an obtuse situation – “This is unacceptable” or something of that ilk – it was actually refreshing to read MSV boss Jonathan Palmer’s quote to Autosport:

“I’m absolutely seething at this complete madness. It was deliberate and endangered competitors and his passengers,” he was quoted as saying.

And that’s what this was: madness.

Call it a security breach or a random 21-year-old seeking notoriety – which has certainly occurred – but it does serve as a perfect example of what not to do at a race track.

  1. unfnole - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    There is actually a video out there he recorded of himself doing it. Fool thought it was hilarious

    • worknman24hours - Jun 17, 2014 at 11:31 PM

      The judge won’t be laughing when he sends him to jail.

  2. randominternetpunter - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:48 PM

    Parking is notoriously difficult at Brands.
    Probably misdirected by a parking assistant and ended up on the circuit..


  3. techmeister1 - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    People like this need a “time out” for 30 days or more in jail plus a $10,000 fine and treble damages for all costs associated with this disturbing disrespect for law and safety.

    • testover6370 - Jun 17, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      That time out in jail costs the taxpayers a lot of money. Cleaning up the grandstands and campgrounds, plus a fine, maybe seizure of the car, sounds suitable to me. Choice of orange or zebra striped jumpsuit.

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