It’s been a while since the last UWS Schmuck Of The Week, but thankfully this guy came along.
Talk about a wrong turn…
MUW reader Kitty snapped this spectacular GPS FAIL in Riverside Park a few days ago.
Apparently this guy blindly followed his electronic guide into the park and was heading down the stairs at 88th Street (just south of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument) before it dawned on him to… you know… hit the brakes.
The car’s back wheels are on “street level,” while the front tires are hanging over the first few steps. It looks like a front-wheel drive model, so my guess is reversing out wasn’t an option and a tow truck had to be called.
That’s a cop on the right — not sure if the guy on the left with the dog is the driver or a bemused bystander. I assume it’s the latter and the driver is hiding in shame somewhere out of frame.
The car has Rhode Island plates, although I’m not sure that’s a valid excuse.
So, congratulations GPS Guy: For driving into a clearly marked public park and getting your car stuck on a staircase, you sir, are a schmuck.
This reminds me of The Office episode in which Michael follows his GPS into a lake…
“THE MACHINE KNOWS!”
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