Scooter rider flees police in Sheffield after being caught shooting video on the road

A hapless scooter rider was left cursing his ‘bad timing’ after foolishly attempting to film police while driving past in Sheffield.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 6:12 pm

As officers gave pursuit, he fled through several red lights before crashing and abandoning his vehicle as he ran off in the north of the city today.

“Whilst one of our officers was resuming from dealing with another motorist, this rider thought he would ride past, whilst holding his phone out recording the officer,” said South Yorkshire Police’s Operational Support Unit.

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This scooter was abandoned after a police chase through Sheffield

“Bad timing. Our officer was poised and ready to deal with his next customer.

“The scooter proceeded to drive through several red lights, failing to stop for only a few seconds, before the rider had a close encounter with pedestrian railings on a crossing.”

The driver also left behind the mobile phone, leading police to joke that they wanted to trace him so the officer could ‘check his best side was captured’.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.