Pretty much nobody likes to be stuck in traffic, and when delayed drivers realize the thing that has slowed their progress is something stupid and unnecessary, they can become exceptionally irate.
Persin had parked a gold-painted $140,000 BMW i8 in the middle of 7th Avenue so that he and a friend could strike poses on the hood of the car for pictures, all the while being honked at and cursed for blocking a lane and slowing traffic on the busy street to a crawl.
One driver stuck behind them had more than enough of the delay at one point and exited his vehicle, retrieved a baseball bat from the trunk of his own car, then proceeded to use it to place a massive spider-webbed dent in the windshield of the expensive luxury car. (Please note: Some of the language in this video is vulgar.)
Was doing photoshoot in NYC and this crazy guy comes out with a Bat and Smashed my Windshield!! pic.twitter.com/iAS3f5PinA
— CobyPersin (@coby_persin) November 28, 2016
Amazingly, Persin uploaded the footage of the angry reaction to his prank on his own Twitter account.
According to The U.K. Sun, Persin’s followers did not express the sympathetic outrage he was likely seeking in posting the video, but called him out instead for being stupid enough to block traffic for an apparently non-permitted photo shoot in the middle of a busy street.
Some commenters suggested that Persin had received exactly what he deserved for blocking traffic unnecessarily, while others implied that the angry driver should have used the bat on Persin himself instead of the expensive car.
Still others suggested the entire thing was a set-up and just another elaborate prank, though that was countered with the assertion that, prank or not, he had no business holding up traffic and had no room to complain about what had happened.
While of course we don’t condone vandalism or vigilante justice like what happened here, we couldn’t help but chuckle a bit as a seemingly entitled punk learned the hard way what can happen when New Yorkers get stuck in traffic for a stupid reason.
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