Gender Reveal Burnout Results In Police Seizing A Ford Falcon

Gender reveal parties are, apparently, one of the latest crazes as expectant parents try to outdo one another with insane stunts to announce whether they’re having a boy or a girl.

One such party recently took place in Silverdale, Australia and it featured a couple announcing they’re having a boy by performing a burnout with blue smoke.

As you can see in the video, a blue Ford Falcon performs an extended burnout and a couple of donuts while a crowd of onlookers cheers nearby. The stunt was also filmed by a man who disappears into a cloud of smoke.

No one appears to have been injured during the stunt, but it eventually caught the attention of New South Wales police after they saw video of the incident on social media. News 7 Brisbane spoke to Chief Inspector Stephen Blair and he was particularly upset that the driver put the cameraman in jeopardy. As he explained, “He was invisible with the amount of smoke that was generated from the screeching of the tires.”

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A note obtained by the station suggests the gender reveal party was being hosted by one of the baby’s grandparents. Interestingly, they were pretty polite about the incident as they dropped a letter in their neighbor’s mailboxes informing them about the stunt. The note even suggested they could make “alternative arrangements” if any neighbors objected.

That probably would have been a wise decision, as four people have been charged in connection with the gender reveal. This reportedly includes the driver of the car, two of his friends and the baby’s grandmother. The Falcon was also confiscated and News.com.au says the driver is facing two counts of doing an aggravated burnout.

That’s a pretty serious offense as the NSW government says people who perform aggravated burnouts can have their plate or vehicle confiscated for three months. They can also receive a fine of up to $3,300 AUD ($2,345 USD) for a first offence.

  • robotlogic

    Gender reveal parties are for self absorbed narcissistic a-holes!

    • Paulbe

      Best comment so far.

    • McFly

      It’s for people who don’t have much joy in their lives. Celebrating that the baby will have a gender is like celebrating that it will have fingers.

      • Eagle By Singer

        I don’t know, some people would say otherwise nowadays…

  • db

    Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, celebrating the birth of his son by polluting the world the kid has to grow up in.

    • Matt

      While I generally don’t have high hopes for this boy’s childhood, your comment is one of the dumbest things I’ve heard. One burnout is ‘polluting the world’?

      • db

        You are obviously taking things out of context here Matt by taking the comment literally. What part of needless pollution don’t you understand? Are things really that bad you have to lash out on minor issues on car sites?

        SMH.

        • Matt

          I was hardly ‘lashing out’. I was just surprised to see such a comment on a car site, where every day you can find a video of Chris Harris smoking up the tyres on the latest Porsche etc, and any number of drag-race videos. Are these all ‘needless pollution’? Objectively yes there are, but if you have a problem with that then maybe a car site isn’t for you.

          • db

            Hmmm, wonder if you would feel the same about this clown if he pulled this stunt in your neighborhood?
            imo this guy is being a typical wannabe hiding behind horsepower.

            If this site endorses or promotes this type of behavior, I will consider your advice.

          • Matt

            I don’t believe this site promotes reckless driving, most of the video’s I mentioned take place in controlled track environments. I don’t condone this behaviour on public roads, but if you take issue with tyre smoke and/or cars with big horsepower then yes, by all means consider what type of content you want to see.

          • db

            Um, you are trying to put “words in my mouth” here, I totally appreciate high horsepower cars, my dd is a ’19 Corvette, not the highest out there but it scoots pretty good. I apparently differ from you though because I believe they should be used properly, not like an over testosteroned chest pounder. There are times and places for stunts.
            Seriously, take a look at the video again and look at the smoke this guy created in an area where behavior like this unacceptable.

            There is a reason why this young man was arrested and had his vehicle confiscated. Maybe you haven’t experienced a situation like this before but take my word on this, it never ends well.
            Sheesh, what ever happened to just handing out cigars?

  • no25

    Good job cops! Way to catch a true criminal. People are murdering people in the streets, but HOLD UP! You stopped the couple that just wanted to know if they were having a boy or a girl. True heroes. So happy my tax dollars are going somewhere important.

  • salamOOn

    another retarded trend for the simple ones.

  • Vassilis

    The Aussie way!

  • dll1183

    “The driver is facing two counts of doing an aggravated burnout.”
    Australia is not a serious country.

  • Bash

    Oh god, Just leave the happy parents alone, don’t have something more important to do. Give them a note or something; now they gonna remember this sad experience for the rest of their lives.

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