WATCH: MPD squad car does doughnuts on frozen parking lot

RAW: MPD officer does parking lot doughnuts in squad car

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - While dozens of officers spent Sunday night rescuing people from icy car wrecks, one officer appears to have taken the opportunity to go on a little joy ride.

A Facebook user posted a video showing what looks like an MPD squad car doing doughnuts in an iced over parking lot. He posted the video with the caption, "Boy Memphis police sure do enjoy their donuts."

The WMC Action News 5 investigators tracked down the parking lot where the video takes place.

It happened in the Leadwood Baptist Church parking lot. That's located on Homer Street off Macon Road.

"I'm not with people driving and acting that way," Jason Sizemore told WMC Action News 5.

Sizemore lives near the church. He says the person who shot the video was not home when our investigators came to the neighborhood Monday afternoon.

Another neighbor told us he heard the commotion Sunday night and caught the last seconds of the doughnut display, but he didn't realize a police officer was responsible.

"It was a police officer?" Darius Taylor said. "I didn't notice that."

Tuesday, the parking lot is lined with tire marks, and mechanics we spoke to say doing doughnuts--even on the ice--can put undue stress on your vehicle.

MPD squad cars are paid for with taxpayer money, and any damage done to those vehicles will eventually come out of the city of Memphis' budget.

Memphis Police Department responded to our requests for a comment by saying they were not sure if it was in fact an MPD officer behind the wheel. The department says it is investigating.

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