2 arrested, accused of drag racing in Ikea parking lot

Two people said they were filming the drag race for a music video.

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Two people said they were filming the drag race for a music video.

Two men were arrested after Atlanta police accused them of drag racing in the Ikea parking lot, authorities said.

Derico Alexander, 28, and Clifford Smith, 26, were both taken to the city jail after they admitted to racing the cars outside the Swedish home store, Atlanta police said in a Facebook post.

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Officers were sent to the Ikea lot Thursday and saw smoke and a large crowd, the post said. When they approached they crowd, two people admitted to filming a Dodge Charger and a Chevrolet Camaro for a music video, officials said.

APD ARREST: On May 14, 2020, Zone 5 officers responded to a call near 441 16th Street in Midtown regarding drag racers....

Posted by City of Atlanta Police Department on Friday, May 15, 2020

Alexander and Smith were later identified as the men behind the wheels of those cars. While arresting the two men, police found that they both had handguns, the post said.

Police took the guns and impounded the cars, officials said.

Smith and Alexander were each charged with laying drag.

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