Last year, police arrested Adam Tang (a.k.a. Afroduck), the driver who released a video claiming he had set the record for the fastest loop around Manhattan. Tang, 30, drove from the FDR Drive around to the Henry Hudson Parkway and back in 24:07. In an odd turn of events, Tang has now released a dashboard cam video of a police officer recreating the drive—and taking nearly twice as long, coming in around 47:13.
"This is a drive by an NYPD police officer (badge #: 922621), in a unmarked police car; starting from 116th Street on ramp to FDR south bound towards batter park tunnel. The up the west side to the highway towards the GW Bridge, back towards FDR 116th street finish," Tang wrote. Cops couldn't confirm that this was definitely a police officer, but a spokesperson told Jalopnik that "the driver appears to have broken no laws and that it does look like the inside of a police car."
Tang has been charged with reckless driving and with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum sentence of a year in jail. He has been offered a deal of six months in jail in return for pleading guilty to the misdemeanor charge, which he hasn't taken so far: "They want to avoid a copycat," his lawyer, Gregory Gomez, told the Times. "I understand that goal and that position, but unfortunately the brunt is falling on Mr. Tang."
Tang lost his license and passport after his arrest, and despite pleas, has made no inroads getting them back. It probably didn't help that he bragged to cops about speeding around the city