Afroduck's greatest failing may not have been driving around Manhattan at an average speed of 60 miles an hour. It may have been just being a nice Canadian, as the fugitive claimed on an in-person TV interview today.
"When the police came to my door, I did what most Canadians are taught to do, I cooperated," Adam Tang told BC's Global News in an on-the-lam interview. "And if I didn't cooperate, I wouldn't be in this mess."
Afroduck is referring to handing over the original copy of his 24-minute, 24-mile loop around Manhattan, a record he set last year. The mess refers to him getting a maximum sentence for a year in jail for reckless driving and reckless endangerment misdemeanors.
Afroduck also addressed his flight to Canada before his trial was over, believing that the jury was rigged to make an example out of him.
"I ultimately had to pull the plug on the situation because I figured out really quickly that I was fighting a losing battle, and the safest place for me to be…is in Canada."
Speaking with me over the phone yesterday as well, Afroduck also stated that his pregnant American wife has joined him in Canada. He also claimed that he is free to come back into the United States, just not New York State specifically.
We are looking into the legal standing of those claims, and I'm sure the NYPD are as well.
(Hat tip to Sheraz Ansari!)