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Cops tattled to moms and dads of Staten Island drag racers caught zooming through Brooklyn

2019-06-16

Cops talked to the owners of cars caught drag racing in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. (Akhararat _Wathanasing/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

They’re gonna be so grounded.

Brooklyn cops tattled to the mommies and daddies of four drivers from Staten Island caught drag racing in Bay Ridge, said City Councilman Justin Brannan.

The 68th Precinct “was able to identify 4 subjects caught on cameras drag racing in #BayRidge,” Brannan tweeted Wednesday night. “All 4 are young males who live with their parents on Staten Island. Officers visited their parents and I think they got the message. If not, next time, the cars will be impounded.”

Brannan followed up in a later tweet with a reference to "The Fast and the Furious” film franchise about illegal street racing, joking “Fast and Furious 10: I Live With My Parents.”

The 68 Precinct said that since only the cars were identified and not the drivers, no arrests were made.

“Instead of waiting for another incident, we responded to the registered owners’ homes and let the parents know what was happening,” the precinct tweeted.

“Had there been an assault in this case, or leaving a collision with injuries, a different kind of investigation would have commenced, quite possibly leading to arrests,” the precinct added.

The owners of the cars were given a verbal warning and were cooperative with the investigation, police told the Daily News Thursday.

Drag racing has been an ongoing problem in Bay Ridge — especially on scenic Shore Road.

“The Commanding Officer of the 68 Precinct is aware of complaints involving vehicles speeding in the vicinity Bay Ridge and Shore Road and has deployed Neighborhood Coordination Officers, patrol officers and anti-crime to the area to conduct patrols to monitor the areas affected by these complaints,” police spokeswoman Det. Denise Moroney told The News.

“Additionally, speed enforcement is being conducted in the vicinity. Safety is a shared responsibility and the NYPD will work closely with members of the community to address this condition," she added.