Glendale Workers Charged After Video Of BMW Joyride Surfaces On YouTube

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Two employees of a car dealership in Glendale who took a brand new BMW for a spin faced criminal charges on Friday.

KNX 1070’s Vytas Safronikas reports the duo made things easier for prosecutors when they decided to videotape the alleged joyride.

Vacheh Margoussian, 21, and Artin Yazidjian, 22, face misdemeanor charges for taking a car from Pacific BMW in August, according to a complaint filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office on Wednesday.

The pair is accused of taking a newly delivered BMW 1 Series M coupe out for a drive — an allegation that would normally be difficult to prove were it not for the videotape the defendants made of the joyride.

The video posted on YouTube allegedly shows the duo gunning the vehicle down a residential street at a high rate of speed.

Plastic covering the interior and a sales price sticker are partially visible on the vehicle in the video.

“This is the 1-M, second one at the dealership,” one of the defendants is heard saying on the video. “Going for a test drive!”

Margoussian was the driver while Yazidjian videotaped the joyride down East Windsor Road, according to the complaint.

Margoussian also faces a misdemeanor reckless driving charge, the Glendale News Press reported.

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  • Deputy Fitzgerald

    Why is this news?

  • F Scott Your Momma

    Armenian, BMW, Glendale, doing whatever they want to do. Racial profiling or coincidence?

  • chevy1972impala

    they walk among us

  • David

    It’s funny how any story that involves an Armenian will make it to headline news. The drug dealers and gang bangers in North/West or South/East Glendale who deprive the city are left alone and will never make it to news. The Meth labs in sister City Tujunga are never talked about. The robberies or gang activities go unheard of in Glendale.

  • David

    Whats even better is how much feedback an article gets when involving an Armenian. Sage, why do you care about any of the things you listed. Does it bother you, it sure does right even though nothing is true. Get a life and stop worrying about stuff that does not matter to you.

  • onlooker

    spot on!!!! could’t agree with you more!!

  • Michael J. McDermott

    … and carcinogenic, as in how many cartons of cigarettes do they smoke? You can get lung cancer just driving through the place, if you don’t get into a deadly car accident first.
    That is, deadly car accident with nothing less than a BMW, of course.

    • Jose

      Michael J. McDermott – You are SUCH a Smart MEXICAN.

    • Michael J. McDermott

      To: Jose;
      You’re right on that one Bro’.
      Thank you.

  • VAHE

    hahaha this is awesome any other article just caught the JEWS eyes!! WHY because it involves an Armenian in it!! hmmm did they kill anyone? stole anything? what a coincidence for it to be posted on yahoo front page!! no matter what still PROUD OF MY ARMENIANS for making the headlines :)

    • Gary snozzberry

      Yea, like all others, always for something negative armpit!

  • Turbo B

    To: Sage
    Why so racial about the story? Persians are exactly the ones famous with live-on-parents’-money-all-life and leaving 0 tip in the restaurant 9 out of 10 times. 100% royalties haha :) At least Armenians have hearts

    • Shaka Zulu

      Yeah, but Persian women are the best looking on the planet.

    • Piggy

      most persians are cheap cry over a penny and they are liers and steal

  • Melanie Amberero

    Love reading comments on here, the education system is so poor in the US. From the comments on this article to the young and childish actions of those people in the video. I would recommend spending less time making a fool our of yourselves and maybe a little more time in the classroom’s…

    • Matt Micheal

      100% agreed!

    • Bobby

      You spelled classrooms wrong. You used it in the possessive tense. There is no apostrophe in the way you hoped to use it.

      • Alpha Kenny Juan

        Bobby, if you’re going to nitpick Melanie, then make sure that your post is free of errors. To wit, she used the possessive case, not the possessive tense. There is no possessive tense; tense refers to verbs.

  • Armenian

    BMW bro you like?

  • Peter

    You know what, I am a young Armenian man, and what Sage is trying to so is so far from the truth its pathetic. Typical stereotype. Not all Armenians are the same way. I myself am 24, I have my own car that I pay for, and also my own House that I pay for. There is a bunch of kids like the one seen in the video in every race. Hot Shots that think they are all that. You can find them in Americans, Mexicans, African Americans, and etc. What does Persian Royalty have to do with anything?

  • relax a bit

    kids being kids. no need for racist comments. some people here are just full of rage and hate.

  • Melange

    If they work for the dealership why are charges being filed for taking the car off the lot? In dealerships that I work at, we’re encouraged to drive one of the cars around the block to get a feel for it. I understand the reckless driving part but not the initial complaint of taking the car off the lot

  • GATO

    Doesn’t matter what kind of race, religion or culture is involved here. Just kids doing something wrong. Who of us never did wrong things or still doing?

  • arman tertuldijian

    Sounds like some typical Armo’s

  • arman tertuldijian

    were they trying to sell pagers, cell phones, and cologne as well????

  • Surfin Bird

    This video violated the privacy and the charges must be dropped.

  • John Q.

    my question si where they riding in their Sunday best jogging outfit?

  • Piggy

    Hard to find honest employees these days …..everyone who commits a crime should be arrested and punished….

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