Jim Sikes Lying About His Runaway Prius?
On March 8, 2010 an alarming story emerged from San Diego, California, when the driver of a 2008 Toyota Prius claimed that his accelerator had stuck on Interstate 8.
The man, Jim Sikes, claimed that when he accelerated to pass another vehicle, the gas pedal stuck and despite pushing on the brake, the car reached speeds over 90 mph on the highway. It took a California Highway Patrolman to help bring Sike’s car to a stop.
In the midst of Toyota’s massive recalls, this event only added more skepticism regarding the reliability and safety of Toyota’s vehicles.
However, in a memo released to the public yesterday, technicians from Toyota as well as the National Traffic Safety Administration stated that they could not re-create the same effect that happened last Monday morning to Sikes. These results raise a substancial amount of questions about Sikes’ credibility, especially when reports surfaced regarding his $700,000 debt he had in 2008.
Is Jim Sikes lying? Could he be doing it just for money and 15 minutes of fame?
Here is footage of Sikes after the incident, before allegations of a hoax arose…do you see anything unusual?