Wow... It happened quickly. The people at the Bimmerpost.com forum managed to identify the valet's employer and opened their eyes to what was going on. Here is a copy of a letter from the valet's employer, posted on the Bimmerpost.com site:
It's unfortunate for everyone that the guy got fired, because experienced, seasoned valets who know how to operate every car and who are able to park them flawlessly each time — do not grow on trees. But when a veteran valet worker gets too comfortable at his job and begins playing around like that, if the shit hits the fan, then the employer has no choice but to fire that valet.
What I find interesting about this letter is the employer says he made efforts to warn others in the local valet business about this guy with the intent being to blacklist him.
(I wondered if that sort of thing went on! I guess it does...)
It's not entirely the valet's fault. I will take a guess that a better job could have been done by his managers to instill the proper valet driving culture.
Some of his co-workers knew he was abusing the trust placed in him, but nobody clued in management. That is another cultural issue.
Another thing is when one experienced valet drives and behaves like this, it easily spreads to other valets. So the cancer of recklessness and inappropriate behavior probably spread. Firing one person probably isn't the end to their problem.
Somebody copied and re-posted the deleted M4 video. It really is QUITE TAME compared to how he treated the black Maserati and the 2015 Corvette. (He was rippin' around that garage in the Vette! With a cohort!)
Jalopnik posted an article about this today. The media loves a good valet parking fiasco story!
Valet managers, and venue operators who employ valets... it is critical that you monitor and verify that your workers are performing their jobs properly. It is critical that you instill the proper culture in your valet workforce. Once a site like Jalopnik runs a story about valet abuse like this, the news is on the verge of exploding all over the internet and in mainstream media.
For now, it appears the condo building -- where this valet worked -- has narrowly avoided making the local news in Washington DC. We'll see.
"Valet DRIFTS a Mercedes S63 ///AMG??" What was he thinking?
And no, there was no drifting. It was actually a fairly amusing video showing his parking skill. Too bad he took it down.