Remember that video from about six years ago of a brand new Ford Shelby GT500 flying through the back wall of a garage? Well, the driver responsible for the mess — which was all captured on video — is Joey, who is now 14 years old and the video has achieved 3.6 million views (on just one YouTube account). In case you haven’t seen what we’re referring to, have a quick gander at this clip:
So, poor Joey is ready to be absolved (as we’d imagine) — that’s why he was the subject of a recent “web redemption” segment on an episode of Tosh.0.
For the uninitiated, Tosh.0, hosted by Daniel Tosh, gives the poor folks who have achieved internet stardom for all the wrong reasons a chance to redeem themselves. Unfortunately for Joey, the backstory behind the event was even worse than we had imagined.
As it turns out, the Mustang wasn’t owned by the family when the teen unceremoniously started her up and rammed her through the drywall. Instead, the vehicle was brought home by the dealer for Joey’s father for a demonstration, who ended up buying the Shelby for $60,000 and then sinking $30,000 into repairs. We’re not clear whether that amount also included the bathroom Joey took out in the crash, but we’d imagine that homeowner’s insurance would assist with at least some of that colossal punch in the stomach.
During the segment, Joey was put through a “driving test” followed by a street race against a modded-up Honda S2000. We’ve embedded two versions of the episode below for your viewing pleasure: the first is the show as it aired while the second is expanded and uncensored. Both clips are for “mature audiences”, meaning that if you’re at work (or are around kids), turn down your speakers or put on some headphones.