Police Release Drone Footage Of Gender Reveal Burnout That Went Horribly Wrong

Gender reveal parties are close to joining the group that includes YOLO and planking, aka the group of things that were fun once but are now getting boring and lame.

Instead of everyone keeping the reveal to the inside of a cake or confetti that explodes from a balloon, everyone wants to top the last video they saw on social media.

It seems like gender reveal burnouts are becoming pretty, especially in Australia, however they are also getting the attention of police.

Queensland Police have released drone of a particular reveal party that went from bad to worse for one motorist

The driver was performing a burnout on a secluded looking road on the Gold Coast. Blue smoke erupted from the spinning tyres and the happy couple similarly erupted with joy at the news that they were expecting a boy.

As the drone panned outwards, it showed the car continue the burnout down the street until it turned 90 degrees.

That's when the stunt went sideways.

Flames billowed from underneath the car as something exploded. Instead of blue smoke filling the air, it quickly changed to a heavy black colour.Credit: 10 News
Credit: 10 News

When a fire starts in a car, naturally you'd think to run as far away from it as possible (have they not played Grand Theft Auto), but someone got back into the driver's seat and tried to drive off.

Thankfully it seems like no one was seriously injured, however the driver of the car was arrested and charged by police after they became aware of the incident. The drone footage was particularly incriminating.

Charges were also filed against a group in Sydney in April after their gender reveal burnout went viral on social media.

The blue car in the video was confiscated by police and four people have been charged for the dangerous incident.

According to 7 News, officers weren't happy with how close some of the videographers were to the car while the stunt was being performed.

Can we just go back to videos of people cutting into a small cake and fishing out blue or pink icing? Other viral gender reveal parties include one where an alligator popped a balloon filled with confetti for a couple in Florida (where else, right?).

Another one that attracted headlines was when a couple fired at a target containing coloured powder. Unfortunately for them, the powder ignited and caused a 47,000-acre wildfire that cost AUD$11.2 million.

Featured Image Credit: 10 News

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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