Somerset Version of ‘Dude, Where’s My Car’ Caught on Ring Camera
It was as if that classic comedy Dude, Where's My Car? had come to life right here in Somerset.
When Matt Antone exited his car on Sunday evening, he was unaware that the emergency brake on his Volkswagen was on the bring of failure. He applied the brake and walked into his child's mother's house so that they could go shopping together for their kids.
As the family was in Joann Fabrics, his ex, Erin Raffa, received a phone call from her neighbor asking why Antone's car was parked in the neighbor's front yard.
"My neighbor's husband grabbed Matt's car key from my daughter, who was home at the time, and moved it back to where it should have been," Raffa said. "They said the emergency brake was definitely not working so he just left it in first gear."
Here's a look at the car "ghost riding" its way onto the neighbor's property:
This all unfolded around 4:58 p.m. and by 5:08 p.m., the emergency brake gave up its grip and rolled backwards across the street and onto the neighbor's front lawn. Thankfully, no one was in the vehicle at the time or coming around the corner as the car was crossing the road. This had disaster written all over it, but luckily no one got hurt, no property was damaged and they have the video saved for a good laugh down the road.
The car has since been fixed and is safe once again to take out on the road.