The vehicle was seized on Tuesday at Mount Laurel, New Jersey, apartment complex. The Philadelphia Police Department shared photos of the car being towed away on former Twitter/current X. The police officers checked images caught at car meet-ups in the past few months. To track it down, the Philadelphia Police collaborated with the officers from New Jersey and Mount Laurel. Police also knocked on the door at the address where the car is registered, but nobody seemed to be at home.
Twenty-four hours later, the authorities shared photos of another car being seized from Royersford, Montgomery County. Police are looking for a third car that did hazardous maneuvers at the illegal car meet.
Captain Jason Smith, commanding officer of the Philadelphia Police Deparment’s major crimes unit, says that he had seen the Dodge doing donuts with his own eyes at the intersection of Frankford and Cotton avenues in the Northeast. "It was basically spirallng out of control," Smith said.
The Philadelphia Police are now trying to track down more vehicles that participated in the illegal car meet. They will have the exact same fate as the Dodge: they will be towed away and impounded. Authorities are holding them as evidence in criminal investigations. Captain Smith claims it could take up to six months, a year, or even longer. He and his team are now trying to determine whether the owner of the car or someone else was doing the burnouts in downtown Philly.
When the investigation is over, the two cars will be taken to an impound lot near the airport in South Philadelphia. The owner of each car will have to pay $175 towing and storage fees, which mean $25 for the first five days and $30 for every day after that. If nobody claims the car within 30 days from its arrival, police can apply a salvage title, and the car can be sold at auction.
On September 13, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed a bill that empowers police to issue violations to drivers who are caught drifting or doing burnouts, blocking intersections, or playing music loudly. Fines range from $300 to $2,000.
Our dets. are working evidence from several illegal car meets that took place this past weekend. This vehicle was towed from a residence in NJ, and there is more work ahead. This type of activity is illegal and dangerous; and we will continue to hold participants accountable! pic.twitter.com/QthyaMdM2z— Philadelphia Police Department (@PhillyPolice) September 19, 2023
Another vehicle from Saturday's illegal car meets has met our tow truck. This one was picked up in Royersford PA, and will be staying at our pound for the time being. This behavior is illegal, dangerous, and will not be tolerated. More to come. pic.twitter.com/8ISCfIAHvX— Philadelphia Police Department (@PhillyPolice) September 20, 2023