Photos Emerge Of Police Officer Hiding In A Bush With Speed Gun

An Australian police officer has been spotted crouching in a bush, supposedly trying to catch speeding drivers.

The sneaky fella was spotted by a local driver, who then took some photos and posted them on a community group for the area.

According to the driver, the officer was hiding in shrubbery in the middle of a four lane road, and she wasn't sure if it was even legal.

The officer was spotted hiding in a bush. Credit: Facebook/North Lakes Community
The officer was spotted hiding in a bush. Credit: Facebook/North Lakes Community

She wrote: "Is a copper actually allowed to crouch in the hedges in the middle of the road?"

People weren't happy with the pics, with some thinking it would damage the relationship between the public and the police.

Writing on Facebook, one user said: "What happened to being a positive and visual presence on the road? This is poor form for positive community engagement."

Another posted: "This is the saddest thing I've ever seen."

Someone else commented: "Wish they would go to that much effort to catch real criminals."

However, others didn't see the issue with it.

"They are allowed I think and should do it more often," one supporter said.

"They've done this for years so of course they can," wrote another.

But Queensland Police decided they were going to review the pictures, confirming they had moved the officer.

The road is said to be a speeding hotspot. Credit: Facebook/North Lakes Community
The road is said to be a speeding hotspot. Credit: Facebook/North Lakes Community

In a statement, they said: "The Queensland Police Service is aware of photos depicting an officer conducting speed enforcement circulating on social media.

"The officer in the photo has been identified and was requested to cease operating from that position immediately.

"The deployment will be reviewed against the guidelines for the operation of this particular type of device."

Although it seems the police aren't too happy with their officer's decision, others on social media are seeing the funny side.

"Is there only a few of us that find this absolutely hilarious? I don't care about him catching speeding cars... But c'mon this is hilarious... Hiding in bushes!" one person joked.

Another wrote: "Hope there was no ants about, could be a bit uncomfortable."

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Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward is a journalist at LADbible. She studied Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, before going on to work in music PR. She has also written for the M.E.N Group and various other publications.

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