Chaos in the parking lot: Local mall says they make donuts like donuts
ODESSA, TX (ABC Big 2 / FOX 24) – You could call it parking lot chaos, a local mall has a big problem and some think it’s dangerous.
Countless track marks remain in the parking lot of Chimney Rock Shopping Center in Odessa. Some tell us it comes from the pilots doing donuts or even drag racing.
Buyers like Amber Laveria think drivers who do something like this are unsafe.
“To be honest, it’s a little silly,” Laveria said. “I mean people don’t respond to other people’s safety when they do. I know I saw the races go up and down the streets, I almost got hit several times.
Employees who work at the mall said the shopping takes place at night. Odessa police said they responded to this mall on several occasions.
Locals think these drivers should find somewhere else.
“I wish they had gone further out of town and done it somewhere where it’s not someone’s business, it’s not someone’s bustling neighborhood,” one said. buyer who did not want to be identified.
But those who have seen drag races can get a sense of why the pilots do it.
“I guess for the thrill and it’s Odessa, I mean people do a lot of crazy things here,” Laveria said.
While speed bumps have been put in place to stop them, employees tell us the dinghies keep coming back. But buyers just hope no one gets hurt in the future.