This is BEYOND crazy, you guys! A man in Essex, England was arrested on Sept. 15 for speeding in a DeLorean — going a whopping 88 mph! So why exactly was he going so fast, and did it have anything to do with him being a fan of ‘Back To The Future?’ HollywoodLife.com has ALL the details!
Well, it’s safe to say that this guy is a HUGE fan of the Back To The Future films! Nigel Mills, 55, who lives in Essex, England, paid 22,000 pounds for the iconic car from the movies — almost $30,000 — and was arrested for driving at 88 mph. So what was the reason behind why he was speeding? Turns out, it had NOTHING to do with him being a big fan of the popular film series!
“I wasn’t trying to time travel,” Nigel told The Guardian. “It was at 11am on Sunday and the road was completely clear.” At one point, he even clocked in at 89 mph! And even though he said he wasn’t trying to mimic the epic time travel scene from the classic film, he bought the car because he is SUCH a fan of the Michael J. Fox film series.”Me and the rest of my family enjoyed the films,” he admitted. “When I’m out in it a few people recognize it, they slow down and take pictures. Drivers take pictures out of their windows or try to film you and I get approached at petrol [gas] stations.”
But despite Nigel getting arrested, he had some serious luck on his side — his case was thrown out before it could go any further! The two police offers who arrested Nigel for speeding failed to appear at the specified court date, so Nigel TOTALLY got off the hook. Talk about some really good luck!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about this crazy story? Would you ever drive in a DeLorean? Let us know below!