This Car Was Plowing Through A Mall But What Led Up To It Will Make You… [VIDEO]
A video of an Audi driving through a mall has gone viral, but the details are quite bizarre.
It all started when Taylor-Anna Kobinger, a Canadian woman, listed her car for sale on Facebook Marketplace for $12,000.
A man contacted Kobinger shortly after she listed her car on the marketplace and asked for a test drive, to which Kobinger agreed.
The man began driving erratically during the test drive, and Kobinger demanded to be let out of the car.
The man would then steal electronics by driving the car inside a closed mall.
Watch the wild video here:
Two suspects drove a stolen car through a shopping mall in Ontario, Canada, during a retail burglary officials are calling an 'audacious crime'.
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— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 2, 2023
🚗 vs. mall… 2 bad guys steal a car and drive it into a mall… BUT, there's a bit more to the story and the car's owner is on the hook for the damage.
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The Star reported these details:
A Quebec woman said she was left “speechless” when York Regional Police called to say her stolen car was involved in a “smash-inside-and-grab” burglary in Vaughan Mills mall early on Wednesday.
Taylor-Anna Kobinger said she listed her 2011 Audi A4 on Facebook Marketplace for $12,000 in late January to help with a down payment on a house.
“I wanted to put cash down for a house,” said Kobinger, admitting that she was reluctant to sell the car but was doing so out of necessity. “I didn’t really have a choice.”
On Sunday, Kobinger said a man responded to her advertisement and she went with him to take the vehicle for a test drive.
The first test drive went normally, said Kobinger. But during the second test drive, she said the man started driving erratically.
She said she felt unsafe and asked to take over driving the car, and the man agreed. When she got out of the vehicle, Kobinger alleges the man sped away — with the door still open and his left foot hanging out of the car.
Police released security footage from the mall, showing the car smashing through the glass entrance and then driving inside through the mall. Police told the Star that the suspects took a “quantity of electronics” once they were inside. The vehicle was found later on Wednesday.
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— CP24 (@CP24) February 1, 2023
Fox News had more details to add:
Police in Ontario, Canada, have released a video showing a car racing through the interior of a mall in the search for two suspects accused of stealing items from an electronics store.
The incident happened around 1:10 a.m. Wednesday at the Vaughan Mills shopping mall in Vaughan, outside Toronto.
“The vehicle was then driven through the mall and into an electronics store where the suspects stole a quantity of items. The vehicle drove out of the mall through a second entrance,” York Regional Police said in a statement. “Fortunately, no one was injured.”
Video shows a black Audi sedan speeding through the mall’s parking lot before crashing through a set of glass doors at one of the building’s entrances.
Surveillance cameras from inside the mall then showed the car driving through its interior, past locked-up storefronts, kiosks and vending machines.
Five minutes later, cameras captured the car wrecking another entrance of the mall by driving through the glass doors.
Well, this is another reason I do not do much selling or shopping online.
People are nuts!