Peel police are looking for the driver of a sedan that caught on fire in a Mississauga parking lot on Wednesday night, November 13. Police were called to the scene at around 8 p.m., and when they arrived, they saw the completely scorched car that had been doing donuts, based on the tire marks on the ground. The Mississauga car fire is being treated as stunt driving.
It happened near Wolfedale Rd. and Central Pkwy. W., near Burnhamthorpe Rd., according to CP24.
The plates of the car came back stolen, according to 680 News, making it difficult for police to figure out who was driving at the time of the fire.
Const. Akhil Mooken told Global News that the occupants of the vehicle tried to leave the area by driving away while the car was still on fire, but they were unable to do so. Instead, they were forced to abandon the vehicle and flee on foot.
Peel police are reminding people that commercial consumer cars are not built to withstand stunt driving. It is simply beyond their design limits.
“My advice to people would be if you don’t want your car to catch on fire, then use it as it’s intended to — which isn’t to do donuts in,” said Mooken.
The driver could be charged under the Highway Traffic Act for stunt driving.
Another potential consequence could be getting charged under the Criminal Code of Canada for dangerous driving.
“If you were the driver of this newly burned out sedan, officers would like to speak to you,” Peel police tweeted. “We have questions. Lots of them.”
As you can see, the car was completely burnt to a crisp.
Of course, the situation didn't stop officers from poking fun at the drivers. The Peel Police Twitter account even released a statement saying, "While we get everyone wants to show that #Mississauga is lit, this probably isn’t what they meant."
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police or reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously.