Just a day after gloating to Jalopnik that he would never be arrested, a man going by “Afroduck” was arrested for speeding around Manhattan at an average speed of 66 miles per hour. Christopher Tang, 30, was nabbed by police last night in connection with the Fastest Lap of Manhattan 2013″ video, which showed a driver circling the entire borough in just 24 minutes.
Tang was self-assured he would never get caught, telling Jalopnik “You frankly can’t identify who I am by just looking at the video and records were meant to be broken.”
To his credit, he did break a record: The last attempt to circle all of Manhattan clocked in at 26 minutes. And his speeding video did go viral in a matter of days. Views went from 80,000 to over 300,000 in just two days.
Tang is charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, speed violation, and traffic device violation. The Police impounded his car, a 2006 BMW Z4, an identifying detail he himself volunteers in the video. They should tack criminal indiscretion onto that rap sheet.
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