Time-wasting teen gets caught on cameras carefully staging a motorcycle accident before pretending to have injuries so paramedics would rush him to hospital
- Police, Ambulance and Fire Brigade attend the scene in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
- Concerned driver called 999 after seeing teen on the road in May
- The motorcyclist pretended to be unconscious, but CCTV footage showed it was a fake crash
- He later admitted that he faked the crash and was given a fixed fine
This is the shocking moment when a time-wasting teenager caused traffic chaos and forced emergency services to close a road when he faked a motorcycle accident.
Police, ambulance and firefighters headed for a road in the Nottinghamshire town of Mansfield after a concerned driver called 999 after seeing the teenager on the road.
The motorcyclist from Chesterfield, Derbyshire pretended to be unconscious but was caught by security cameras capturing his fake crash in the early hours.
The footage from May 1 shows him riding his bicycle onto the road at two illuminated posts before lowering it to the ground just before 1.15 am.
He then lies down under it and pulls the bicycle over himself. Two minutes later, a car is seen stopping and the driver sprinting to help the motorcyclist before calling 999.
The images of May 1 show how the teenager drives his bicycle onto the road at two illuminated poles
The teenager then lowers his motorcycle to the ground just before 1.15 am in Mansfield
Strangely enough, the teenager then lies under the motorcycle and pulls him on top of him
Emergency services attended and the boy pretended to slip in and out of consciousness.
He also told medics that he could not feel his legs or the right side of his body and was taken to hospital with “life-changing injuries.”
When police questioned him and he was confronted by the scathing CCTV, he admitted to faking the crash and was beaten with a fixed fine.
Nottinghamshire Police released the footage to deter others from wasting emergency services’ time.
PC Gareth James, who investigated the incident, said: ‘This was seen as a very serious incident when reported and it has wasted hours of staff time across three agencies. The seriousness of his actions should not be underestimated.
Two minutes later, a car is seen stopping and the driver sprinting to help before reaching 999 . calling
Emergency services arrive at the scene and teen pretends to slip in and out of consciousness
Nottinghamshire police officers gather around teen after staged crash
Firefighters are also seen heading for the road in the Nottinghamshire town of Mansfield
“This could have slowed down responses to people who really needed it and could have had serious consequences for people in dire need of help.
Not only that, but because the teen was lying in the middle of the road, he could have easily been hit by another vehicle, putting him in danger.
“It is true that he has been prosecuted for wasting emergency services time. He received a lump sum fine that has since been paid.’
Bryn Coleman, area manager for prevention and protection at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: ‘Wasting the time of emergency services is a serious and dangerous problem. They endangered local residents and firefighters alike.
Firefighters around Nottinghamshire spend hours tackling unnecessary incidents, including deliberate fires, to move them away from other emergencies.