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Driver speeds around Manhattan in 24 minutes

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An anonymous driver claims to have made a lap of Manhattan in a record time of 24 minutes and seven seconds, a stunt that the NYPD does not find to be amusing.

The man posted a video of the entire 26.5 mile loop taken from the dashboard of a BMW Z3.

The driver, who goes by the code name AfroDuckProduction, says he made the run on August 26th. He says he broke the record even though he had to stop at six red lights.

There has been a history of drivers recklessly trying to break the unofficial record since a driver posted a 27 minute trip around the island in 2001.

The latest trip started at FDR Drive at 116th Street in Harlem. He raced down to Lower Manhattan and then back up the West Side Highway to the George Washington Bridge before cutting back east.

The video has gotten mixed comments, with supporters praising him for his feat and others criticizing him for racing at break-neck speeds while other cars are on the road.

One person posted on his YouTube page:  "For anyone thinking this is a great idea, understand that this moron is one sneeze away from killing a family."

The driver told the auto-blog Jalopnik.com: "Whether you're a good driver or not, when you're on the road, you have a high chance of getting hit by a drunk driver, being cut off, especially in New York. Being a good driver, you're more aware of what is around you."

The NYPD says technology might help catch the law breaker.

"We've seen this before.  We've taken enforcement action," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says.  " We now have license plate readers that will help in this investigation."

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