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(NEW YORK) — A driver who went by the moniker “Afroduck,” sped off to Canada where he is evading the New York City Police Department after he was found guilty of making Manhatting his very own race track.

Adam Tang, 31, of New York, was found guilty of reckless endangerment and reckless driving after he raced around Manhattan in his BMW Z4, reaching speeds of 100 m.p.h.

A Manhattan jury convicted Tang on Thursday, according to a statement released by District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.

But he had already fled to Canada before the conviction was read.

Tang spoke to ABC News station WABC-TV in New York from an undisclosed location.

“The biggest lesson that I learned through all this is that if the cops come knocking at your door, don’t cooperate. I mean what kind of society is that?” Tang said.

Tang faces jail time for his 24-minute trip around Manhattan last August.

He recorded the drive with a dashboard camera and then uploaded it to YouTube under the pseudonym Afroduck.

Police tracked down Tang using his IP address and arrested him.

“Adam Tang showed blatant disregard for our traffic laws, and this dangerous and illegal behavior, which he repeatedly flaunted online, placed lives at risk,” Vance said in a statement.

“Yes I sped. I’m not going to deny that, but I took much precaution to make sure that I did it safely,” Tang said.

Tang said that he refuses to turn himself in and that police are going after his wife.

It is unclear whether Canada will extradite Tang to the United States.

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