Earlier today, SFist ran a story about an eye-opening Facebook post from veteran San Francisco cop Sergeant Carl T.
T -- who legally changed his name from Tennenbaum after a superior officer told him he couldn't have a name tag reading "Carl T." -- posted on his Facebook page a video of a Lamborghini roaring through the Broadway tunnel with the title "Broadway tunnel. 100 Miles per hour in the Lambo." In the comments section, he notes "it's roomier than you'd think. Plus, we were all drunk."
In a conversation with SF Weekly, T backpedaled, saying the car was not going 100 mph, no one was drunk, and he's neither driving nor filming the sequence. "There was no drunkenness," he says. "I've done some crazy stuff, but I'm not that stupid."
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T says he was the third person crammed into a two-seat 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo a friend rented for several weeks. He says another friend is the cameraman of the video -- which was suddenly no longer available online following SF Weekly's discussion with T.
The video was shot in the middle of the day and T affirmed "No, no, God no" when asked about the drunkenness quip. "That was done tongue-in-cheek." He didn't have any idea how fast they were going, but a mathematically inclined commenter at SFist took the length of the tunnel (0.37 miles) and the time of the clip (18 seconds) to come up with an average speed of 74 mph. (The posted speed limit is 35 mph).
Whatever T's judgment in publicizing this video, he's still a trusted hostage and crisis negotiator for the police department. He most recently helped talk down the man who last week climbed scaffolding on the Embarcadero.
Thankfully, that incident didn't involve a 100 mph conclusion.
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