Moment man blocks a police speed camera van by sitting on top of a car and giving a thumbs-up to passing drivers – as motorists say he ‘deserves a medal’
- A man was filmed blocking a speed camera van in Maidstone, Kent, on Sunday
- He sat on top of his car, shielding drivers from being snapped and given fines
- Driver Dennis Richardson recorded the man and uploaded the video to Tiktok
- It has amassed over 65,000 with users praising the man as ‘an absolute legend’
This is the moment a rogue driver was filmed sitting on top of his car in front of a police camera van – shielding traffic from being caught and given speeding fines.
Motorist Dennis Richardson recorded the man casually sitting on the roof of a grey Nissan and giving a friendly wave at passing cars as he blocked the speed camera in Maidstone, Kent, on Sunday, July 17.
The clip shows roofer Mr Richardson driving along the road before the police van and man come into view.
Wearing sunglasses, a bucket hat, red vest and shorts, the man gives a thumbs up to Mr Richardson as he cruises past.
The footage has since amassed over 65,000 views on Tiktok while the man has been hailed as an ‘absolute legend’ who ‘deserves a medal’.
The man was spotted sitting on the roof of a grey Nissan and waving at passing cars as he blocked the camera in Maidstone, Kent, on Sunday, July 17
The recognisable white police van is shown just a foot away from the car and the man are positioned – blocking the camera’s view of passing traffic.
Mr Richardson posted the video on TikTok on Monday, July 18, where it quickly gained a following – more than 2,000 people have liked the clip, while hundreds praised the man’s efforts.
One said he ‘deserves a medal’ while another added: ‘He saved someone’s life doing that, someone who only had £100 left in the bank.’
A third replied: ‘Not all heroes wear capes.’
A fourth wrote: ‘Doing the Lord’s work.’
While one other viewer said: ‘Absolute LEGEND.’
The recognisable white police van was shown just a foot away from the car and the man are positioned – blocking the camera’s view of passing traffic
Speaking 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 back round and had to film it.
‘God knows how long he was there. I laughed, I thought, “that’s brilliant”.
‘I’ve heard about people parking their cars, vans and lorries in front of them but he was just sitting on the roof quite happy waving at everybody as they passed.’
In 2021, pensioner Jack Cureton was given a £400 fine after blocking a speed camera van twelve times.
The 63-year-old mobility scooter user claimed that vans were illegally obstructing his access to pavements.
He then took it upon himself to use walking sticks to block mobile speed cameras.