Reporting Jeff Gilbert
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Sell your heavily modified Corvette by posting a video of its performance abilities in YouTube. Unfortunately, the vehicle wasn’t performing on the track. It was on the streets of Oklahoma City.
Police say they got a number of complaints, and quickly tracked down the driver, identified as 30-year-old Dee Albert “Cody” Replogle of Oklahoma City. He was arrested on two complaints of reckless driving.
“I was extremely concerned with Mr. Replogle’s reckless driving and thought the YouTube posts might encourage others to do the same thing in order to garner attention,” Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chief Van Guillotte said in a news release. “Our roadways are absolutely no place for this type of dangerous driving behavior or stunts.
The videos were taken down from YouTube. But they remain on the web, and we got this copy from the people at Jalopnik.
Replogle had claimed that he modified the Corvette’s engine so that it put out a thousand horsepower. The highest bid he recieved on eBay was $15,000 dollars, and did not meet Replogle’s reserve price.