Today, in tributes gone wrong (as opposed to tributes gone right), we present a teen in the United Kingdom who decided the best way to honor the late Paul Walker would be to rev the engine in his Ford Focus for twenty minutes. As you can imagine, that is not a smart thing to do with a vehicle, and it eventually burst into flames. Because what better way to honor a guy who died in a fiery car crash than to essentially light your own car on fire.
The 19-year-old driver was arrested and charged with “reckless conduct in respect of the incident and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.” A spokesman for the tribute gathering’s organizer, Track and Street Grampian, summed up what everyone else is thinking:
We do not condone this behaviour but sadly there are people out there that think it’s appropriate to act like this. The person involved sat on the rev limiter for 20 minutes, which is an inexcusable thing to do in any car. Due to excessive heat and stupid behaviour on his part, this car sadly went up in flames. It was his fault.