A dashcam has caught the moment a man lies down in the middle of the road pretending to be injured in an alleged 'cash for crash' incident.
In the footage, which was filmed on the A52 in Nottingham in the UK on 2 April, the cyclist can be seen riding down the road before appearing to fall off the bike and lie on the ground.
However, as soon as a passenger in the car tells the man that it is fitted with a dashcam, he makes a miraculous recovery and leaps to his feet and lets out savage volley of verbals.
Elizabeth Aspey, who was driving the car, told Newsflare: "We were on our way home from Nottingham to Stoke at about 8.30pm, I think. I thought he was just being an idiot in the middle of the road with his bike so I slowed down but then he threw himself on the floor. We had seen a similar video before so I think we both knew what was going on.
"It was just so bizarre because I just felt like things like this don't happen to us. I just count myself lucky that I wasn't alone and that I had the dashcam to film it all."
In the clip, Elizabeth's boyfriend, Jack Campion, can be heard politely telling the fella: "Excuse me, we've got a dashcam. You might want to get going."
"Fuck you!" replies the cyclist, before putting his hood up and walking towards his bike.
He then picks up the bike and walks towards the car, looking as though he might be considering lashing at the vehicle. But he then appears to think better of this and slinks off.
The couple are now hoping the clip will help raise awareness of similar incidents.
Jack said: "When he threw himself to the floor, I remember thinking, 'I can't believe this is happening'. I just never thought it was a situation which I would ever find myself in.
"I hope that people see this and become a little more vigilant about this kind of thing. It needs all of the awareness it can get."
Elizabeth's dad, Dave Reeves, added: We're assuming that it was going to be an insurance scam of some sort."
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