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Angry son drives dad’s car into New York lake

August 7, 2011

An angry driver intentionally drove his father’s minivan into a Central Park pond this afternoon, sending picnickers and sun-worshippers fleeing in panic.

“F–k that car!” the driver — whom cops identified as Anthony Roho, 30 — told an eyewitness of the green Nissan Quest. “It’s my father’s car. He loves that car more than he loves me,”he said, echoing a line from the classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
He faces reckless driving and reckless endangerment charges.

Rodney Robertson, who was sitting on a blanket in the park with his wife and 9-year-old daughter, rushed to help Roho as the van sank in water near East Drive and 106th Street.
“He looked more despondent than disoriented,” said Scott Jefferson, a lifeguard who was at the nearby Lasker Pool when the driver gunned the car into the pond.

“When the cops asked him, ‘Do you know where you are?’ he said, ‘I don’t
care.’”The driver was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in stable condition.”I’m in shock about it,” said Robertson, 45. “I have to admit that this blew the day a bit.”


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