Bizarre Footage Shows Pedicab Carrying Saloon Car Along Busy Road
This revelation may shock you, but it's not all serious reportage and frontline journalism in this job. Sometimes we're witness to footage so bizarre that questions are all we can muster in response. How? Why? What?
Take this bizarre viral video, for instance - it shows a pedicab driving down a busy road with an entire saloon car balancing (rather impressively, we must say) on the back of the tiny motorised vehicle.
The man, who is believed to go by the surname Shen, was filmed powering through the streets of Huzhou City in Zhejiang, China. Local police were quickly alerted to his dangerous stunt - because someone always has to ruin the fun, don't they?
Traffic officer, Xiong Youfu, said the authorities tracked the unusual sight on surveillance cameras and traced it to a nearby scrapyard, where they found the black car but saw no signs of the pedicab owner.
Let's just take a second to remember that pedicabs usually only carry a couple of people.
The car's owner, whose surname is Ke, was tracked down and said he had sold his vehicle for 800 RMB (£94 / $125) to Shen, who wanted to scrap it for cash. Bloody bargain for a lump of metal and its condition didn't even look to be that bad.
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The police eventually caught up with Shen, who admitted that he wanted to save money by hauling the vehicle himself instead of hiring a lorry or tow car.
Here's an even better idea, Mr Shen: don't buy the big bundle of shit in the first place. Save yourself the agro, mate.
Shen was found guilty of dangerous driving and overloading his pedicab, but the police also charged him for driving without licence and registration. Of course they did.
Right. Here we go. If you're going to buy a saloon vehicle that you paid less than a hundred quid for, and then decide to balance it on top of a motorised heap of plastic with the added bonus of an engine, at least try and do it undercover. Maybe even get some bloody insurance on the thing.
Certainly don't expect to go unnoticed - let's face it, you're going to stick out like a sore thumb.
Shen received a 1,300 RMB (£152/$202) fine and nine demerit points - so he's stacking up the points but is probably still without a licence to put them on. Sounds about right.
An accumulated 12 demerit points would require him to serve a driving ban and redo his driving tests. Doesn't sound too bad for him really, he's in the same position as before but has definitely made a few people giggle.
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