The good news is the owner of this 2019 Corvette got a free car wash.
The bad news is the unexpected bath was the result of a crash into a fire hydrant while a carjacker was fleeing from police.
Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department says the incident happened at approximately 8:45 p.m. Friday on Hornblend Street at the coast when an armed gunman opened the passenger door of the Corvette, climbed inside the car, pointed a weapon at the 23-year-old driver, and told him to drive away.
After going several blocks, the carjacker ordered the driver to stop and get out of the Corvette. The gunman then climbed behind the wheel and took off, heading back to the same Hornblend Street address, apparently to pick up a passenger.
When police spotted the car and tried to approach, the gunman took off, launching a chase alongside streets until the Corvette crashed into a fire hydrant on Oliver Street in Pacific Beach, sending water soaring into the air and dousing the C7.
Police charged the two occupants of the Corvette, including a juvenile, with suspicion of carjacking and other crimes.
No police officers were hurt in the incident.
Here is some raw crime scene video from Fox5SanDiego.com (Note: there is no sound):
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