Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy:
Obama's Final Days As President
Featured Series: Obama's Final Days As President
President Obama's days as Commander in Chief are numbered, but that hasn't stopped him from making some last-minute moves.  

This Is Why You Don't Leave Your Car Next To A Lake In The Winter

Pictures of the #icecar went viral after a man in Buffalo, New York, parked his car next to Lake Erie overnight.

Well, this is a rather awkward situation. When a man in upstate New York parked his car next to Lake Erie overnight, he probably didn't take the weather into account.

But he should have. Thanks to freezing temps, strong winds and water, 24-year-old Justin Yelen's Mitsubishi is now an ice sculpture.

"See my paint, that's how it was last night, like on that side. Then when I woke up this morning, different story," Yelen said.

After photos of the car went viral, our partners at WKBW tracked down the car's owner, who is now just praying for summer to come and thaw his car.

"It was a Mitsubishi Lancer. Currently I don't know what state it's in," Yelen said.

For now, Yelen has to catch rides with his parents. But hey, at least he's saving gas.

Featured Stories
Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell in "A Night at the Roxbury."

When It Comes To Numbers For Women In Film, It Might As Well Be 1998

Candles are lit during a vigil for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.

FBI Officials Arrested The Wife Of The Orlando Nightclub Shooter

A man walks through the European Parliament

Election Of Top EU Official Gets Little Attention Before Vote

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Viral Coverage