City traffic investigators are studying a YouTube video that appears to show an employee of Pacific BMW taking a new 1 Series M coupe — the interior still covered in plastic wrapping, a sales sticker on the window — for a high-speed drive down a residential street in South Glendale.
The video was removed from YouTube, but car enthusiasts were able to save and repost it on several forums, including, once again, YouTube. Forum visitors on Friday called for the driver’s termination and listed the phone numbers of managers at Pacific BMW on South Brand Boulevard.
Pacific BMW released a statement Friday afternoon, saying the dealership was made aware of the YouTube video on Aug. 16 and “immediately handled the situation with the parties involved.”
The dealership also said it is working with the Glendale Police Department and does not condone or tolerate the way the car was driven in the video.