Moment of rogue driver blocking a police car with speed camera by sitting on a car and giving a thumbs up to passing drivers
- A man was filmed on Sunday blocking a speed camera bus in Maidstone, Kent
- He sat on top of his car to avoid drivers getting caught and was fined
- Driver Dennis Richardson recorded the man and uploaded the video to Tiktok
- It has collected more than 65,000 and users praised the man as ‘an absolute legend’
This is when a rogue driver was filmed sitting on top of his car in front of a police camera van, protecting traffic from being caught and getting speeding tickets.
Motorist Dennis Richardson filmed the man sitting casually on the roof of a gray Nissan, waving kindly to passing cars as he blocked the speed camera in Maidstone, Kent, on Sunday, July 17.
The clip shows roofer Richardson driving across the road before the police van and the man come into view.
Wearing sunglasses, a bucket hat, a red vest and shorts, the man gives Mr. Richardson a thumbs up as he sails past.
The footage has since been viewed more than 65,000 times on Tiktok, with the man being hailed as an “absolute legend” who “deserves a medal.”
The recognizable white police van was shown just a foot away from the car and the man is positioned – blocking the camera’s view of passing traffic
The recognizable white police van is shown just a foot away from the car and the man is positioned – blocking the camera’s view of passing traffic.
Mr. Richardson posted the video to TikTok on Monday, July 18, where it quickly gained a lot of followers – more than 2,000 people liked the clip, while hundreds praised the man’s efforts.
One said he “deserves a medal”, while another added: “He saved someone’s life, someone who only had 100 pounds left in the bank.”
A third replied, “Not all heroes wear capes.”
A fourth wrote, “Doing the work of the Lord.”
While another viewer said, “Absolute LEGEND.”
Yesterday Mr Richardson said: ‘I was literally driving up the road with my son and he was there, parked in front of the speed camera, so we turned around and had to film it.
“God knows how long he was there. I laughed, I thought, “that’s brilliant”.
“I’ve heard of people parking their cars, vans and trucks for them, but he was just sitting on the roof waving happily to everyone as they passed by.”
The man was spotted on the roof of a gray Nissan on Sunday, July 17, waving to passing cars while blocking the camera in Maidstone, Kent.
A Kent Police spokesman said: ‘On Sunday 17 July, a police van was briefly blocked by a car in Willington Street, Maidstone, which had parked behind it. After the driver was addressed, the car was moved. No criminal offenses were identified and no further action was required.’
In 2021, retired Jack Cureton was fined £400 after blocking a speed camera van 12 times.
The 63-year-old scooter user claimed that vans illegally blocked him from accessing sidewalks.
He then took it upon himself to use walking sticks to block mobile speed cameras.