Two police cars refuse to clash despite man’s desperate efforts
Police cars? Drag racing? What are we talking about, right? Well, you don’t have to read the news very carefully if you think it’s nearly impossible.
Oddly enough, despite the total recklessness shown by the four officers, their commander did not immediately announce disciplinary action against them. With the case settled, we have no idea what happened to the officers doing (apparently) 60mph on a boulevard at 5pm for no reason other than their own pleasure. Oh, and did we mention that the two cars were identical? What’s the point in that?
This 20 second clip appears to have been shot somewhere in the UK, which is probably why the man standing in the middle of the street was very relaxed about the possible consequences of his actions. British police are notorious for not carrying guns and for trying to resolve situations first through good old-fashioned verbal communication.
At first glance, and this is 100 percent speculation, it appears that the police were attending (either invited by a concerned citizen or of their own accord) a meeting of “street runners” behind an IKEA store. They were presumably there just to make sure there wouldn’t be any “racing”, or any kind of car-related hooliganism (drifting, loud revving, exhaustion – that sort of thing).
Whether the man at the center of this clip was a little annoyed by their presence or just wanted to have some fun, he looked at the two cars sitting side by side and thought they might be there to show them how to do it. ‘was done, and all they needed was someone to signal the departure. Not the type to waste the time of the police, he sat duly in front of them doing all the usual gestures one knows after watching countless races standing where there are no trees.
We can’t know if the UK police read the news from their colleagues in Washington and knew they wouldn’t get away with it that easily or that they just didn’t want to oblige the man, but they clearly chose to ignore it. However, we sincerely doubt that there weren’t the smiles hidden behind those windshields, as well as the natural desire to hit the gas pedal and see who was faster. The levels of restraint shown are inhumane. Add yet another reason policing is hard work.