Although what's with this latest Guy in California. All this press about runaway Toyota's lately and he still doesn't know how to shut his Prius off? I don't buy it.
Probably something everyone should try in a non-emergency situation before you NEED it sometime. They interviewed him and asked him.... it's a push-button start, and he was concened about what would happen if he shut it off... would he lose power steering? would he lose brakes? would he lock the column? Like a lot of others that didn't think to push the car into neutral, it sounds like he was kind of 'frozen' by the situation.