'Old Man' On Mobility Scooter Leads Police On Wild Chase
Police are always out there trying to make sure everyone is safe on the road.
They're on the look out for people speeding, driving dangerously, being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as well as a plethora of other things.
But police in New Zealand definitely weren't expecting to go on a wild goose chase through the streets of Timaru in the South Island.
Footage uploaded on the BuzzBikes.nz Facebook page show an 'old man' on a mobility scooter cruising on the road and on the footpath while a police car chases him with lights and sirens.
A woman filmed the whole encounter on her mobile phone while her child laughed in the seat beside her.
The bloke on the scooter started on one side of the footpath, however when the following police car tried to block him off, he simply jumped onto the busy road that was choc full of cars, and hopped onto the other side.
The police car tracked the man down various streets, trying at different moments to cut him off, but he simply manoeuvred around the car and kept going.
Cops tried one last time to properly stop him going down the footpath by mounting a driveway, only for the guy on the scooter to sharply turn left down a path.
Sadly, the video cuts off before we get to see what happened to the man and whether he was arrested or charged.
One person wrote on Facebook: "Bet He gave the coppas an ear full when they caught up with him . Send It Granddad."
It's similar to the video that showed a 92-year-old man driving his mobility scooter down a highway in Melbourne and even telling a fellow motorist to 'fuck off' when he was urged to get off the busy road.
A fellow motorist decided to drive behind the scooter with his hazard lights flashing as a warning to other road users on the 100km/h motorway.
Speaking to 7 News, Bruce said: "I was just completely shocked. I just told him to try and pull over and he told me to fuck off.
"It was very aggressive, but at 92, the poor bugger was just confused and a bit overwhelmed. If I wasn't there, he would have got collected, and I couldn't sleep at night if something like that happened."
Police turned up shortly afterwards and confirmed that the man had been reported missing by members of his family earlier.
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