A 20-year-old man is in police custody in Toronto following an incident at a Porsche dealership near the Distillery District. Residents in the Front and Parliament Street area were startled by the sound of a vehicle crashing into the dealership at around 11:00 PM on Monday night. Photos of the incident show that the man drove his Toyota Yaris into the dealership at such high speed that the front glass window completely shattered.
The man reportedly began revving his engine so hard that the entire showroom filled with smoke. But, the destruction didn't stop there. An employee at the Porsche dealership claims that the man even got out of the car and started scribbling on at least one of the Porsche vehicles with a permanent marker.
The man reportedly told the employee "I'm just having a bad day." According to Global News, the man and his girlfriend had just broken up.
Getting a better look now at the damage at this Porsche dealership in Toronto. The Toyota Yaris that was driven through the front window has been towed out. pic.twitter.com/HhonjOoIZd— Tony Smyth (@LateNightCam) January 8, 2019
Police arrived on scene and arrested the man for the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, as well as mischief charges over $5,000. According to CityNews, the total cost of the damage is staggering - about $25,000 to the building and up to $75,000 to the cars.
Broken-Hearted Man Trashes Toronto Porsche Dealership
A man drove his car into a Porsche dealership damaging at least two cars, then filling the dealership with smoke from his revving tires and finally writing with marker on another car. Witnesses inside the dealership tell @CityNews the man stated he was “having a bad day.” pic.twitter.com/XcQgiqqaVG— DanielB (@focusthatcamera) January 8, 2019
Photos of the incident show that the man slammed the front of his car directly into a row of Porsche vehicles. Reporters at the scene say that at least two cars are significantly damaged as a result. The Yaris has since been towed out.
Police say that no injuries have been reported. The investigation remains ongoing and it's possible that part of the Front and Parliament area will be closed this morning as investigators remain at the scene.