We were sent this video by a viewer of an altercation between a dozen heavily armed police officers with automatic assault rifles and the owner of a (rather loud) supercharged Honda (Acura) Integra DC5.
Owner, Enrique Mendoza states that he was messing around with launch control outside his workshop minutes prior to the encounter.
“I used launch control while putting my car away and the cops thought it was someone firing an ak47 and turned up with guns drawn, they were very good about the situation once they realized it was actually the car”
One of the cops seems particularly irate, swearing and accusing the Integra owner of lying. To be fair though, if you hear what does probably did sound remarkably like gunfire from a distance, you’re not exactly going to be going over there all meek like as if you’re asking for a bowl of sugar from the neighbours.
When we uploaded this video to facebook, we received over 40,000 comments, many with very different opinions about the way the cops handled the situation.
Let us know in the comments what you think, and whether you think they acted appropriately or not!