Camouflaged X3 Prototype of BMW triggered bomb scare near NY Museum

by Ron Grant

Publicity is publicity and no matter what you do it will have a ripple effect. The recent bomb scares in New York might have triggered an alert switch in every citizen. It took one unmanned BMW X3 prototype left by its dopey test driver near the American Museum of Natural History in NY to alert the police force over the weekend.

The police closed a portion of the Central Park West and smashed the rear window of the BMW. After the bomb squad checked the vehicle it was declared a false alarm. The driver of the BMW test vehicle left it running while he went for a stroll in the park.

It was a big misunderstanding according to the test driver, Martin Birkmann. Good thing he did not have to explain to everyone who had to avoid the street that was closed for more than 90 minutes.

The X3 was wrapped in plastic with white swirls intended to work as camouflage while it is being tested prior to its release later this year. The vehicle really looked suspicious for a lady who was walking her dog and immediately reported the odd looking vehicle to the cops.

It was enough to create a scare especially for those in the museum and nearby establishments.

After finding out that there was no threat, the BMW test driver was issued a ticket for idling

Source: NYdailynews

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