Police in White Settlement, Texas, had handcuffed their man and stuffed him in the back of their cruiser. They were unaware that the rear door windows of said cruiser had not been disabled as is the standard practice. Somehow, the prisoner managed to move his hands, which were handcuffed behind him, to the front of his body. Once his appendages were sort of free, he managed to roll down the window and open the door. He did what any criminal in such a situation would do next: He stole the police cruiser!
The whole thing (except for the Houdini act) was caught on camera by another cruiser.
The perp, a 41 year old named Darren Porter remains at large.
Monster Energy releases highlights of Ken Block Gymkhana Grid Finale
You don’t have to be a motorsports fan to appreciate the driving skill that Ken Block has honed over the past few years of rallying and creating the Gymkhana series. You just need to watch and know that chances are you would not be able to do this stuff. I know I can’t and I’ve been around a track or two.
The Gymkhana Grid series took Block and the Monster World Rally Team to tracks around the globe, where local racers were able to pit themselves against the man himself. The finale took place in the U.K. where block and Monster drifter Vaughan Gittin Jr. took on the locals.
This highlight reel from the event has it all: ugly guys, pretty girls, pyrotechnics, smoking tires and of course Ken Block.
Ferrari celebrates 10 Millions Facebook fans
Anyone who has created a Facebook fan page will tell you that attracting 100 fans is tough. 1,000 is nearly impossible. Big international brands go gaga over the potential of 20,000 fans. Ferrari however is not like any other international brand. Ferrari, a company with an almost mystical air about it, has a history of being super secretive. In the age of social media however, Ferrari has learned how to make that mystique a bit more accessible to the general public, fans who yearn to even sit in a Ferrari. The home of the Prancing Horse uses Facebook better than anyone.
Ten Million Facebook fans is a huge milestone, so Ferrari created a celebratory cartoon to show that it wasn’t a breeze to earn all of those fans. You’ve gotta give credit to Ferrari boss Luca Cordero di Montezemolo for allowing his marketing folks to poke a bit of fun in his direction. This is not typically something he is known for.