Highway stunt by car group 'bandits' on I-24 under investigation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
A highway stunt had cars backed up for miles Saturday night while a group took turns doing donuts on I-24. The whole ordeal was caught on camera.
Car group members and a witness tell FOX 17 News it happened after a car meetup where hundreds gathered to show their cars and socialize.
Ricardo Suarez tells us he was heading home from a car meet when he saw the smoke and took out his phone.
Metro Police are investigating the dangerous stunt. Car group member Connor Painter said this isn't the first time a car group has pulled something like this.
“I've seen this happen probably half a dozen times already,” Painter said. “I call it like a ‘rouge group’, like bandits in the Nashville car community.”
He said Nashville has a large car community that does meets in safe locations, nut every now and then, a few people will pull something like this, giving the car community a bad name.
“We do that stuff in a controlled environment. I have no idea, what they're doing is just reckless, I don't see how anybody could possibly condone that,” Painter said.
Witnesses tell FOX 17 News this may have been a stunt to get the mayor’s attention about providing a safe space for these car meets, but the majority of car enthusiasts think this is definitely not the way to solve a problem.