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.
The New York Times this afternoon reports that while Tang received Internet infamy after posting a video of his 24 minute, 26.5 mile run around Manhattan under the pseudonym Afroduck — a video he said had no identifying information — police caught him on video of their own.
The police said they were able to recreate the wild ride by using surveillance video, which also ultimately allowed them to track down Mr. Tang.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by Jalopnik, Tang was arraigned this afternoon on misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and reckless driving.
The complaint said Tang admitted to investigators that he was the person behind the wheel of the car in the video, and that while he did run one red light, he never went over 100 mph.
A search of Manhattan jail records indicates Tang is not in custody. His bail was set at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash. A judge suspended his driver's license and ordered him to surrender his passport.