redline in 3rd is a dead giveaway... I hope someone quotes him for the police report.
He was screwing around. Think about this: Even if the gas DID stick, he would have had to FLOOR IT to get to redline in third so quickly that he couldn't control it. If he hadn't floored it AND been over 3500 rpms, it wouldn't have gotten away from him. ANd the speed in third at 3500+ rpms is what, 45+ mph MINIMUM. Too damn fast for a neighborhood... and that's giving him benefit of the doubt.