How a couple could let a total stranger get behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Corvette – and a rental one at that – is absolutely beyond us. But they did, and they certainly paid a steep – and wet – price for it.

A 39-year old man and his 36-year old wife were having drinks at a bar in Pacific Beach near San Diego when they invited a man that they were talking to drive their rental Hertz Corvette. Why did they do it? Apparently, the man told them that he had never driven a Corvette before.

Defying any form of common sense, the couple let the man sit behind the wheel of the Corvette where the latter, probably in his excitement in driving a Corvette, proceeded to do a series of donuts along the beach. After one too many stunts, the Corvette somehow ended up on the surf before getting swept away by the waves right into the waters.

The couple was taken to a detox center before eventually being released, but the stunt driver somehow managed to escape the authorities. As for the Corvette, tow trucks were called in to bring the swimming sports car back to dry land.

Shout out to Bminix for the video!


Source: NBC San Diego

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  (205) posted on 10.28.2010

know at least one depressed Camaro owner. The guy that chased me down on the road last night wanting to play. I’m tired of hearing about Camaro.

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