- Story Highlights
- A man took a quick joyride in a police car in July.
- Police wouldn’t have known if the joyrider didn’t post the video.
- Now, police are asking for help identifying the driver.
A man took a Clayton County police car on a joyride — and posted the video to his Instagram account.
"We are driving a police car man," the person can be heard saying into the camera.
Police previously didn’t know the July incident even happened because the man took the car when the officer chased a suspect into a neighborhood, police told Channel 2 Action News.
Now, Clayton County police say they have that same car warmed up and ready to take the man to jail.
Nestar Yankson, who watched the Instagram video of a man recording himself while taking a Clayton County police car on a quick joyride, said some people will do anything to get attention on social media.
"He’s just doing it for clout,” Yankson told Channel 2. “Everybody wants clout these days.”
The video just surfaced on Instagram and the entertainment website WorldStarHipHop last week.
If anyone can identify the man, police are eager to charge the video star.
"He thinks he's hard now, but he’s not gonna be hard when he’s in jail," Yankson said.
Investigators told Channel 2 the officer never knew that his car was taken until someone posted the video because the joyrider brought the car back before the officer got back to the car.
Police hope that people learn from this incident.
"Shocking video is not always good video, especially when the video can land you in jail."
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill asks for tips at 770-477-4479 or contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.
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