How about an analogy about what really happened?
a Porche is found sitting in a parking lot.
Someone looks in the car and tries to find the owner, no luck.
The person decides not to tell the parking lot attendent about his discovery
The person decides not to tell the police about his discovery
The person takes the Porche off the lot and parks it in his garage at home
The person calls an employee of the owner to tell them they have the car
The employee of the owner says the have no knowledge of the car
It gets hauled off and sold at auction.
The buyer from the auction strips the car down into individual parts possibly causing damage in the process
The buyer from the auction contacts the employee of the owners and offers to GIVE YOU THE CAR back without repaying them for what ever the paid at auction.
The employee still denys the car is his
The buyer from the auction posts pictures of the car parts on the internet and also brags that he knows who the real owner is but never bothers to contact him directly
The owner of the car reports it stolen to the police
The buyer of the car reassembles the car and returns it to the owner
The police execute a search warrant while investigating a report of a stolen car
Crimes: Grand Theft Auto. Possession of stolen goods. Bad analogies.
The ES 350 and most other modern vehicles are equipped with power-assisted brakes, which operate by drawing vacuum power from the engine. But when an engine opens to full throttle, the vacuum drops, and after one or two pumps of the brake pedal the power assist feature disappears.
As a result, a driver would have to apply enormous pressure to the brake pedal to stop the car, and if the throttle was wide open might not be able to stop it at all, safety experts say.
"I don't think you can stop a car going 120 mph and an engine at full throttle without power assist," said Ditlow, the safety center director.
"There's a standard where you have to be able to stop the car without power-assisted brakes, but obviously I don't think it includes situations where the throttle is wide open," he added.
Drivers in other crashes also found it difficult to rein in a runaway Toyota. Guadalupe Gomez of Redwood City said he was held hostage for 20 miles on a Bay Area freeway by a 2007 Camry traveling more than 100 mph.
Gomez was unable to turn off the engine or shift into neutral and then burned out his brakes before slamming into another car and killing that driver, said attorney Louis Franecke, who represented that victim's family.