Afroduck, the man the NYPD arrested and the city is trying to put behind bars for setting the fastest lap of Manhattan last year, released a video today he claims is an undercover cop recreating the drive, attempting to test his time.
Adam Tang aka Afroduck, the man who drove around Manhattan in 24:07 was indicted by a grand jury yesterday, formally charging him with reckless endangerment and reckless driving. Here's what that means for his case and what that means for anyone who speeds.
Thirty-year-old Christopher Adam Tang, the BMW Z4 driver whose purported fastest lap around Manhattan infuriated New York police, was arrested after officers tracked him down with surveillance cameras.
Christopher Adam Tang, better known as Afroduck, never showed his face, voice, or any other identifying characteristic in the video of his very illegal 24 minute record run around Manhattan. But here he is in handcuffs.
An anonymous driver using the pseudonym 'Afroduck' claims to have lapped Manhattan in a record 24 minutes, seven seconds. Now New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is out to catch him.
The first illegal, dangerous, record lap of Manhattan we know of was Alex Roy's 27 minute run in 2001. In 2010, a group called CBC broke that with 26:03. Now a new driver claims 24:07. But what exactly is a lap of Manhattan, and how do you set the record? UPDATE: We have spoken with the driver.
After yesterday's video of a new record for fastest lap around Manhattan, Alex Roy, the former record holder, provided us with this list of 151 moving violations — for 857 theoretical points — he claims he would have received had he been caught in 2001. That's enough to have his license suspended almost 78 times.
UPDATE! When illicit speed racer Alex Roy circled the Island of Manhattan in 2001 he set the known record for fastest time at 27 minutes while reaching speeds of 144 mph over the 24.48 mile distance. For legal reasons, he never released the tape. A new driver's now done it in 26:03. Here's the video.