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BMW dealership workers who allegedly recorded joyride charged

November 24, 2011 | 10:33 am

Prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges Wednesday against two former Pacific BMW workers who allegedly took a high-powered sports car on the lot for a joyride.

A video of one of them gunning the vehicle down a residential street in Glendale was later posted on YouTube.

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

Margoussian was also slapped with a misdemeanor reckless driving charge.

As a passenger, Yazidjian videotaped Margoussian driving at a high rate of speed down East Windsor Road, according to the complaint.

The men are scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 12 in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Glendale, according to the Glendale News-Press.

--Mark Kellam, Times Community News