Sideshow Idiots, Now Shutting Down the Bay Bridge

The latest in chronic idiocy plaguing California.

byWill Sabel Courtney| PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2016 2:30 PM
Sideshow Idiots, Now Shutting Down the Bay Bridge

There are plenty of places to take a car if you feel like burning rubber, cooking up donuts or just generally hooning around. An empty parking lot, for example. An abandoned runway, perhaps. A dry lake bed or large meadow, for the more rurally located. Here, however, is a place that isn’t ideal: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

That didn’t stop one group of idiots, led by one idiot driving a Pontiac GTO. Around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, a sideshow shut down the westbound upper lanes of the Bay Bridge so the idiot in the gray Goat could vaporize tires. Police were dispatched after a flurry of 911 calls from other drivers, but weren’t able to reach the bridge in time; the California Highway Patrol says an investigation is under way.

Sideshows—where a pack of idiots in cars shut down a roadway so they can act like idiots—are hardly new to the Bay Area. But up until now, the idiots have rarely blocked roadways quite as prominent as, say, the area’s largest bridge.

Seriously. Go home.