New York City's viral speeding outlaw Adam Tang aka Afroduck is currently a fugitive, having fled the country to his native Canada in the middle of his trial for setting the fastest lap of Manhattan. Months later, it looks like he got away with it.
International man of mystery and fugitive from the NYPD Afroduck is now pursuing an appeal of his convictions for speeding around Manhattan at a breakneck average pace of just over 60 miles an hour.
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 Afroduck was found guilty of reckless driving and reckless endangerment for driving around Manhattan in 24 minutes, we all expected that he would get the maximum sentence of a year in jail. Guess what? That's exactly what just happened.
"I can do more from Canada than at Rikers," Adam Tang told me over the phone minutes ago, the first official admission from Afroduck that he flew the coop and escaped to Canada while facing charges of reckless driving. He also claims he was tipped off that the jury was rigged against him.
Adam Tang is nowhere to be found as a Manhattan jury found him guilty of reckless endangerment in the 2nd degree and reckless driving today. He faces up to a year of jail time... if he hasn't fled to Canada already.
Every aspect of the case of Christopher Adam Tang, better known as Afroduck, has been completely absurd.
Christopher Adam Tang, the driver known as "Afroduck" currently on trial in New York on charges of reckless endangerment and reckless driving for making the fastest lap around Manhattan last year, has disappeared as the jury nears its verdict.
Internet mysterio and Manhattan lap record holder Afroduck's trial started today and immediately descended into "unbelievable comedy theater," as Alex Roy, Jalopnik's man on the scene, reports. To begin, a twenty minute discourse on the Monaco Grand Prix.
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.
The Canadian province criticized in the incredible " Speed Kills... Your Pocketbook" video is not only going to raise some of its speed limits, but aim to increase safety with better driver culture.
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.
You know Chris Thompson from the best takedown of the 'Speed Kills' myth you've ever seen. A British Columbia news show brought him on for a live debate and he absolutely dominated.
After multi-year studies, Utah has raised a number of its highway speed limits to 80 miles an hour. They cited the same reasons of safety as the now-famous 'Speed Kills Your Pocketbook' documentary. Finally, a government making sense about speed.
One refrain you hear frequently from insurance companies, police, and the media is that 'speed kills.' It doesn't, and this is the best debunking of that myth that we've ever seen.
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.