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Police seek car seen going on Philly museum steps

Posted: October 25, 2013 11:51 a.m.
Updated: October 25, 2013 11:51 a.m.
 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police on Friday were looking for the driver of a convertible seen driving down the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps made famous in the movie "Rocky."

Several people posted online videos showing the car slowly making its way down the long, wide outdoor staircase in fits and starts at about midnight Thursday. The car then speeds off.

A photographer who calls himself HughE Dillon and who runs the local entertainment website PhillyChitChat.com posted one of the videos. Dillon said he lives nearby and happened upon the stunt.

Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman, said the case was "being investigated for damage to property ... and for all other aspects."

She said no officer witnessed the episode, but added that the recording appears to be legitimate and investigators were "watching the video on YouTube that everyone has seen."

Police earlier told reporters they also planned to review surveillance video to try to find the car and its driver, who could face citations for reckless driving and driving on the sidewalk, among others.

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