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Virginia Man Crashes $300K Sports Car 1 Day After Purchase

Man Crashes $300K Sports Car Day After Purchase

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    Virginia Man Crashes $300K Sports Car 1 Day After Purchase
    Fairfax County Police Department

    Sometimes, speeding can seriously cost you.

    A Northern Virginia driver totaled a newly purchased sports car by driving too fast and hitting a tree on Saturday, police say.

    Fairfax County police posted a photo of the badly mangled $300,000 McLaren 720S leaning up against a relatively unscathed tree near a two-lane road in Great Falls, Virginia.

    "Purchased Friday. Totaled Saturday," the Facebook post said.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Police attributed the crash to excessive speed and reminded drivers to slow down.

    The driver was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police say. 

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