(By Greg Rourke) – First off, these are my opinions. I’m Greg Rourke, just a contributor.
Maybe I’m an cranky old guy. Strike that, I am a cranky old guy. I find nothing acceptable with street racing. The Fast and Furious franchise and Street Outlaws to me seem to be encouraging an illegal, dangerous activity. Would they broadcast a “reality show” about a guy who robs liquor stores? Maybe I shouldn’t give anyone any ideas. If you’re going to particpate in illegal activities, maybe don’t video it and show the world on Youtube.
Here we have some cat who wanted everyone to know he owned a Hellcat Challenger. He had (past tense) a Youtube channel showing off the power of the car. He had his kids strapped in car seats in said Hellcat while participating in random hoonage. He wanted to have the fastest Hellcat on Youtube, until the car burned to the ground. The Plainfield, Illinois constabulary had zero sense of humor about these activities taking place in their quiet community and arrested him. A few other guys were also identified in the videos now find certain body parts in the wringer. At least one of them had a few other previous legal entanglements.
Family Cruising on Youtube is now scrubbed of any videos. His mother is soliciting donations to cover bail and legal fees. I imagine his wife and four kids will be wondering where their next meals will be coming from. Wait a minute…Plainfield, Illinois. Isn’t that right next to Joliet, Illinois, fifteen minutes away? Home of Route 66 Raceway, where one can race legally and safely?