Hunt for 'idiot' driver behind burnout gender reveal

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A baby gender reveal isn’t being celebrated by Queensland police officers, who are hunting the driver behind the burnout stunt. 

As one family learnt the sex of its impending arrival, officers have launched an investigation into the “dangerous operation of a vehicle”.

Queensland Police have released dash-camera footage of a red Holden Commodore VP conducting a gender reveal as part of the investigation into the dangerous operation of a vehicle at Logan on Saturday. Source: Queensland Police
Queensland Police have released dash-camera footage of a red Holden Commodore VP conducting a gender reveal as part of the investigation into the dangerous operation of a vehicle at Logan on Saturday. Source: Queensland Police

Police have released dramatic dash-cam footage which shows blue smoke billowing from a red Holden Commodore on Saturday. 

The car was caught on camera performing a series of burnouts, making excessive noise and obstructing the view of other drivers on public roads at Marsden, a suburb of Logan City.

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A group of people gathered nearby to take photos and video, police say.

“Police are now appealing to anyone who has information in relation to who was driving the vehicle at the time, to come forward,” a statement said.

Queensland Police have released dash-camera footage of a red Holden Commodore VP conducting a gender reveal as part of the investigation into the dangerous operation of a vehicle at Logan on Saturday. Source: Queensland Police
At 11.24am on Saturday, the vehicle conducted a "burn-out" on Burrinjuck Street and then Timberlee Drive, creating excessive noise and blue smoke which obstructed the visibility of other motorists on the public roadway. Source: Queensland Police

Footage sparks outrage online

The stunt has been slammed by social media users, with one labelling the driver an “idiot”.

“I honestly can't believe that there are still idiots out there that have these gender reveal parties!” they commented in response to the footage police posted to Twitter.

Many mocked gender reveal parties altogether.

“So obviously posting a social media post saying ‘Its a Boy’ is not enough these days,” one person wrote.

Another said: “Gender reveals just getting out of hand.”

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