Carjacking Attempt Ends With 8 Miles of Forced Taxi-Surfing

Via CBS 2 comes footage of the later, crazier stages of a truly unsuccessful carjacking. According to the NYPD, at around 2 a.m. on Monday, 26-year-old Matthew McCorkle attempted to rob a taxi on the Bruckner Expressway, near 138th Street. Rather than let that happen, the driver hit the gas, leaving McCorkle clinging to the outside of the car for eight miles. The person who shot the cell phone video, Vlane Carter, said the cab began traveling at “between 50 and 60 miles an hour,” though it eventually sped up to “maybe 65, 70.”

I was, like, really getting nervous, because the guy was on the hood at this time, on the top of the car. Then he was on the back, then he was trying to break the glass with his hand, and then the car was swerving,” said Carter. “So it was like a Hollywood movie, almost.” Almost! McCorkle was finally given the opportunity to separate from the vehicle when it hit a traffic jam on the New England Thruway. Instead of just running away, he managed to successfully carjack someone else , though he crashed soon after. He has now been charged with robbery, grand larceny, and driving while intoxicated. For some reason, it seems that prosecutors let the car-surfing part go.

Video: Thief Forced to Car-Surf for 8 Miles