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Woman Instagrams new Mercedes hours before injuring bicyclist in alleged DUI hit-and-run
Some rich people are so bad at being rich.
According to the Orange County Register, on September 27th, 22-year-old Laguna Beach resident Aya Ibish posted a photo to her Instagram account of her "pride and joy," a brand-new Mercedes-Benz, all wrapped up in a bow. Then, even though one would suspect she could afford to take a cab, Ibish apparently went out drinking in her new car.
Hours later in Costa Mesa, a bicyclist was struck by a Mercedes that then fled the scene, leaving him with lacerations and a possible fracture. Police officers found a luxury sedan a few blocks away with heavy front-end damage. The driver was the very same rich-person Aya Ibish, who subsequently failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody.
Again, cab rides are cheaper than a Mercedes. They're also fun because you don't have to drive, which is luxurious in its own way. When you're rich, you can afford to take cabs. Some rich people don't like cabs because they're not fancy, but I have great news! You can also pay people to bring you around in other vehicles, like town cars and limousines. You can even drink inside a limousine; how fancy is that? The best part is that the driver of your limousine probably won't hit a bicyclist, and they definitely aren't drunk, so nobody will go to jail! And, icing on the cake, your Mercedes is safe at home.
Ibish's Instagram post has since been deleted, likely due to the pain of losing the gorgeous new car. And probably also because of the international embarrassment, because Taiwanese animators at Tomo News picked up on the story and ran with it, making this beautiful piece of art: