Man drives SUV through mall
Warning: While no one appears to be injured, the last part of the video does show the suspect resisting arrest and getting subdued by the police with pepper spray and a baton. Viewer discretion is advised.
Malls and SUVs are two of the most identifiable icons of consumer excess and suburban conformity. Perhaps that's why I find the following video so satisfying. The image of a three-ton monster rampaging through an impersonal shopping space reminds me a lot of the 1984 Apple commercial, where conformity was also smashed into smithereens.
It is unclear why Stephen Lowe drove his SUV through the Augusta Mall. He probably didn't intend it as a grand statement against consumerism (the police charged him with DUI), but it is fun to imagine that he did.
According to the police:
"He drove through locked glass doors. Continued through the mall and made a left turn and proceeded toward where the new food court is. When he gets to the new food court, the vehicle turns right. The vehicle then drives through those glass doors and exits the mall.
He never stopped. He drove in through the side and came out the other side. He never stopped.
I've been in this business a long time. I've seen cars drive through businesses before, but it's usually to commit a burglary. This was just something I can't explain why he did it." Source: NBC Augusta