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When it comes to gaining popularity on TikTok, most people join in on rising trends, get a cute dog that people want to see on a regular basis or accidentally glue their hair to their head...
One user decided to go a little off-piste though when they decided to hang themselves out of the sunroof of a moving car which was travelling down the motorway. Only to get spotted by the police.
This Mercedes was seen leaving the #M602 by #XT58. The passenger was hoping to become tik tok famous by recording himself hanging out the sunroof! His stream was soon ruined by the blue lights of the unmarked car behind watching ‘live’! Driver & passenger reported. #tiktokTOR pic.twitter.com/03JxONGDVK— GMP Traffic (@gmptraffic) February 5, 2022
The passenger was apparently 'hoping to become TikTok famous' by recording himself hanging out of the sunroof.
It seems the fun was cut a little short after police saw the events unfold in an unmarked police car which soon got involved.
The GMP Traffic Twitter account explained how the driver and passenger were both reported after they were stopped last night (5 February).
Police used the hashtag 'tiktokTOR' with the 'TOR' referring to a Traffic Offence Report.
When one person asked whether the TOR was for not wearing a seatbelt, the force explained: "No seat belt for the passenger. Driver given TOR for manner of passenger carried likely to cause danger."
Another asked why the driver was reported, adding: "I understand that it’s illegal what the passenger is doing but what did the driver do[?] In this situation is driver meant to stop[?]" Someone else replied: "Drivers [are] responsible for passengers."
A third wrote: "Ooops! Another Imbecile collared, his footage ruined (nice one) & now a few quid lighter. I do love a great ending!"
Last year, someone else desperate to crack the TikTok world posted a 'staggeringly stupid' video of a car on a railway track.
The clip showed a black car parked on the Oaks level crossing at Bromleys Cross, Bolton, with a tripod set up in front of it.
It was posted to the social media platform with the caption: "Would you take the risk to take the photograph no one else would?"
Speaking about the shocking footage at the time, Phil James, Network Rail's North West route director, said it was a criminal offence to trespass on railway lines and that it was not only putting their life at risk but also the lives of others.
He said: "The danger this person has put themselves and passengers in is sheer stupidity at a staggering level.
"Trespassing on the railway is a crime, as is endangering the lives of rail users.
"No one should ever trespass onto the railway - so for it to be used as a backdrop for a photo shoot beggars belief.
"Lives could so easily have been lost by this reckless behaviour and we will be working closely with British Transport Police to make sure the person responsible for the video is brought to justice."
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