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Car catches fire while allegedly doing 'donuts' in Ontario parking lot: police

Peel police allege this was car doing "donuts" in a Mississauga parking lot and caught fire. (Source: Twitter/@PeelPolice)

A stolen car doing donuts in a Mississauga parking lot caught fire, and the occupants fled

Police are looking to speak to the people who were in the car

TORONTO (680 NEWS) – Police in Ontario are reminding drivers that most vehicles are not performance machines — and that sometimes they can catch fire when you take them beyond their design limits.

Peel Regional Police say a stolen vehicle caught fire on Wednesday night when the driver was allegedly doing “donuts” in a parking lot in the Wolfedale Road and Central Parkway area of Mississauga.

The driver of vehicle attempted to drive the car away, while on fire, when officers pulled up but did not get far, police say.

The occupants did manage to flee the scene and police say they’d like to speak to them.

“While we get everyone wants to show that Mississauga is lit, this probably isn’t what they meant,” police said in a tweet. “If you were the driver of this newly burned-out sedan, officers would like to speak to you.”

“Consumer cars are designed to be driven on the roads and not to perform stunts. We highly recommend you ‘donut’ try this,” the tweet quipped.

There were no reports of injuries and police are continuing to investigate the incident.