A gender reveals celebration on Australia’s Gold Coast took a dramatic flip as a car used to blow blue smoke all of a sudden burned.
The Queensland Police Service disclosed footage of the incident, which happened on April 18 last year, to warn about the risks of ‘burnouts,’ an increasingly popular feature of gender reveal events in Australia. On a number of events over the past year, gender reveals ‘burnouts’ – by which vehicles release billowing clouds of pink or blue smoke – have resulted in flaming automobiles and arrests.
Within the newest drone video released by police, the massive reveal originally goes as planned, with celebrating guests filming as the automobile drives down a street, covered in blue smoke. After it stops, however, the car bursts into flames and the driver and guests are pressured to abandon it. It sits during the road on the fire, amid plumes of smoke that’s now black. A 29-year-old man was finally sentenced of harmful operation of a motor vehicle, a spokesperson for the Queensland Police Service informed CNN.
Harmful gender reveals events aren’t isolated to Australia. Last year, in November, the US Forest Service disclosed a video of an April 2017 party in Arizona, which lighted a wildfire that burned nearly 47,000 acres of land and triggered more than $8 million in damage.