A new viral video shows what appears to be an alleged carjacker in New York City crash a stolen sedan into a taxi before climbing onto the roof of a moving Cadillac Escalade. The video was captured by bystanders and shows the wild scene play out and subsequent police response.
Clocking in at just under three minutes, the video contains some disturbing imagery, and viewer discretion is advised.
As the video gets under way, we see a black Genesis sedan in traffic make an abrupt left turn, crashing into the sidewalk. An individual is seen outside the driver’s side door, presumably the vehicle owner, trying to open the door. The individual is seen falling over the front end of the sedan when it crashes into the sidewalk.
In the following clip, we see the Genesis sedan smashed on the sidewalk, with a nearby taxi also apparently involved in the collision. Steam is seen rising from the front end of the sedan, while debris is seen in the middle of the street. A group of bystanders is seen milling around the taxi.
We then see the alleged car thief run into the middle of the road and lay down in front of a bus. The alleged thief appears to be talking to himself while nearby traffic honks. Police are seen across the street talking to people around the taxi. One police officer then walks over to the alleged thief, the latter of whom runs towards a police cruiser and tries to open one of the doors.
As if to drive home just how crazy the scene is, the alleged thief then jumps onto the roof of a black Cadillac Escalade. The individual walks back and forth on the roof of the SUV, while the driver starts to move forward. A group of police officers then approach the SUV and demand that he gets off the Cadillac Escalade.
Watch the entire crazy thing play out right here: