Where to begin?
Well, the patrol car didn't slow down the Prius; the bumpers never touched. The officers used a loudspeaker to tell Sikes to use the brakes and emergency brake together. He did; the car slowed to about 55 mph. Sikes turned off the engine and coasted to a halt. He stopped the car on his own.
There wasn't anything wrong with the transmission or the Prius engine button either.
Over a 23-minute period the 911 dispatcher repeatedly pleaded with Sikes to shift into neutral. He simply refused and then essentially stopped talking to her except to say that he thought he could smell his brakes burning.
So why did he do it? Sleuth work at the Web sites Jalopnik.com and Gawker.com reveals that Sikes and his wife Patty in 2008 filed for bankruptcy and are over $700,000 in debt. Among their creditors is Toyota Financial Services for a lease on a 2008 Toyota Prius, with value at time of bankruptcy of $20,494.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Mar. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:37 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
Did he do it for the money?
Answer by Anonymous at 3:47 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
I dont know. If its the one I think it is where they played the 911 call.....that man SOUNDED petrified! He could have been a good actor. But I mean if my car was going that out of control that fast I dont know that I would be rational either! But then the $$$ thing DOES make me suspicious!
Answer by momof030404 at 3:50 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 3:59 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by LynnB1 at 4:13 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:16 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
Huge hoax, and he is hoping to cash in. Too bad he scared the crap out of people in the meantime.
Answer by MunchMunch at 7:50 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:16 PM on Mar. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 PM on Mar. 13, 2010