Viral video shows men running on cars in traffic in Richmond
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond police are investigating a viral video of two men racing over the top of cars on the Boulevard Tuesday. The video, posted by John Hill, known as "Boonk" on Instagram, has over a million views. Hill was arrested in Florida in recent months for similar antics. He has more than 1.6 million followers.
"This is what you call a traffic race... " posted Hill to his Instagram account, as he uploaded the video of himself and another young man climbing over cars at a stoplight, or "car surfing."
"I had no idea what was going on. It was total chaos," said Rachel Pustilnik, who was in that line of traffic with her two daughters, petrified as she watched the men climb over nearby cars. "We were stopped at the stop light and the men ran literally over the top of the car."
Pustilnik worried another car would hit hers in the commotion. "The car in front of me tried to swerve out of the way."
Another video posted by Hill, 20, shows him taking off with a tray of donuts from a Miami Dunkin' Donuts. Our affiliate reports he was arrested for burglary and theft. Hill ultimately got probation. Hill has the word "misunderstood" tattooed on his face and says he's posting these videos to promote his rap career.
"That is a perfectly prosecutable confession. because you have the evidence right there," said Mike Jones, a former police chief and director of Major Security Consulting.
Jones says Hill and his buddy are lucky they avoided getting run over or causing someone else to get hit. "Car surfing" has reportedly taken lives.
"There's no coming back from some of these things. One chance slip, and your skull is crushed," said Jones.
Jones says Hill and the other man running over cars could face charges, such as unlawful use of a highway, damaging property, and even manslaughter if someone else had gotten killed.
No charges have been taken out in Richmond, yet.
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