Police aware of stunt racer crash video at a Mississauga mall parking lot
Published March 29, 2023 at 2:29 pm
A video circulating on social media this week appears to show a crash and stunt racers organizing to bring more people to a mall parking lot in Mississauga.
The vacant parking lot at Westwood Square mall in Malton has been a hot spot for noisy, stunt driving for several months. Cars are doing donuts and “drifting” (a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction) in the lot.
The late-night stunts are keeping residents awake and polluting the air.
Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish has been a vocal advocate for the residents looking for peace and quiet. In November, she called on police to charge drivers.
And recently police conducted a blitz at the mall — six stunt driving charges were laid, seven criminal code charges were laid and 24 provincial offence notices were served this week.
On March 21, police charged a driver with dangerous operation, racing, unnecessary noise, and driving without a muffler.
How truly clueless are the idiot stunt drivers? Cars impounded for up to 2 months waiting for court dates. Towing charges. Lawyers. Severe fines. But the best part is the doubling of already heavy car insurance on young male drivers with their expensive muscle cars. pic.twitter.com/OwcX3W5faD
— Carolyn Parrish (@carolynhparrish) March 28, 2023
Parrish tells insauga.com she is happy with police action.
“The Peel Regional Police are doing an amazing job,” she says.
Police have made “excellent” recommendations to install gates and curbs to break up the open space at Westwood Square, she adds. Police also suggested cameras that can take photos of license plates and overnight security guards.
But a video circulating on social media this week appears to show a man enticing others to come to the mall.
The video shows people gathered around a smashed car in the Westwood Square parking lot. One person is shouting into his phone: “Bring everybody, I swear to God, bring everybody, bro.”
He then turns to someone in the crowd and asks them to remember his face.
“I run Malton,” he says.
As the video is very short, it’s not clear if the man is really an organizer or just blowing smoke.
The video has thousands of views on Tiktok and Twitter.
Peel Regional Police tell insauga.com they are aware of the video.
“The video has been sent to our Road Safety Services,” a police spokesperson said.
Police didn’t provide any further details but added that the Road Safety Team continues to actively do enforcement in the Malton shopping mall area and investigate any traffic-related offences.
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