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Watch man in $250,000 McLaren chase skateboarding teen after windshield smashed

Technically Incorrect: A YouTube video shows an apparent confrontation at a stop sign that leads to a passenger in a McLaren jumping out and chasing a teen. It's now been enjoyed by many millions.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


And then he gave chase.

YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

YouTube videos are tantalizing things.

Sometimes, they show the whole action. There are times, though, when they merely offer a glimpse of reality and ask viewers to fill in the details for themselves.

A video that has already enjoyed more than 5 million YouTube views seems to show a (less than) natty orange McLaren overshooting a stop sign.

Next we hear a crash-bang-wallop sort of sound.

Then we see a teen with a skateboard being chased by the McLaren's passenger, who's leaped out of the car, while a long line of human beings also watches the action and a fellow calling himself Paul Gonzo shoots it.

In his YouTube notes, the very helpful Gonzo says: "I was catching a video of the sunset saw this McLaren run a stop sign and make a kid fall off his skateboard."

One imagines that some McLaren drivers might be imperious types. After all, their car screams: "Look at me! I'm richer than you!" Perhaps it behooves their passengers to carry a similar loftiness.

Sadly, the moment the windshield was smashed wasn't captured. Only the aftermath is visible. (Please let me save you the trouble of lamenting that Gonzo shot in vertical. There. Better?)

However, Gonzo reassures viewers: "You can hear the skateboard in the video. The passenger of the McLaren yelled something at him and the next thing I heard was a SMASH! The windshield was completely shattered."

According to the Daily Mail, the action occurred in Denver, Colorado.

We are now left, therefore, to make up our own fuller versions of the tale.

Here is mine.

The driver and passenger work for a tech company (hence the apparent self-righteousness). The teen was late for dinner and feared his mom would withhold his internet privileges. The teen has also just met a girl that made him feel a little dreamy.

Oh, and the car was rented.