Big brother or big idiot? That's the question after a man was arrested for posting two YouTube videos showing him speeding down an Oklahoma freeway at 160 and 195 mph respectively. Police eventually tracked him down and got him to admit to the excessive speeds.
30-year-old Albert "Cody" Replogle was apparently trying to use the videos to entice buyers into purchasing his modified 1999 Corvette. The website Gawker posted a screen shot showing the car for sale and a subsequent description boasting about his speeding:
Here are two more videos of in the car that I took today.
This one is getting onto the highway and climbing to about 160. [dead video link]
This one is getting onto the turnpike and climing over 195+ mph. I was in 5th gear and still had some gear left. It still has 6th gear also. It was a constant acceleration all the way as you can see. This car will easily go well over 200 mph if you are crazy enough and have the stomach for it. [dead video link]
The videos have since been removed from YouTube and Replogle's channel. But others have copied and re-posted them so that the world can enjoy a queasy feeling in its stomach whenever it wants. Here's the one Replogle claims shows the car topping out at 195 mph:
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For those who know cars, you can hear the turbo engine sucking a ridiculous amount of air as he shifts.