Ripley's plans to include ice car picture in book

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The picture of a car covered in ice captured by 7 Eyewitness news has gone viral, and the photo may soon be featured in a Ripley’s Believe it or Not publication.

This all started after 25-years-old Justin Yelen made the decision to leave his car behind after having a few drinks at Hoak’s restaurant on Route 5, overlooking Lake Erie.

The move was a safe decision, but the combination of strong winds and freezing temperatures left his car encased in ice.

After the picture went viral, it gained the attention of editor’s from the Orlando-based company Ripley’s Believe It or Not Entertainment.

“My initial reaction was how is this guy going to drive this car?” Dean Miller, Managing Editor at Ripley’s Believe It or Not told 7 Eyewitness News. “He may not find it beautiful but with all the ice on it, it’s a beautiful image. It’s like a work of art."

Miller says the photo could be featured in the company’s coffee table book, which is released around the holidays.

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