Guess who spotted who in a high-speed police chase?
A Hong Kong motorcyclist opened up enough distance from a pursuing motorcycle cop he was able to shoot a video of the officer’s heroic but ultimately unsuccessful effort to catch him, Ming Pao Daily reported Tuesday.
Police are looking for the mystery racer who faces a fine of up to HK$20,000 (US$2,580) and three years in prison if found guilty of dangerous driving.
A second video of the chase taken by another motorist could lead police to the suspect.
The incident happened on Stonecutters Bridge in Tsing Yi and on the Western Kowloon Highway after a motorcycle cop gave chase to a rider doing 269 kilometers per hour in an 80 kph zone.
The rider was just too fast for the policeman who quickly faded into the distance — but not before his quarry took footage of the embarrassing chase.
As might be expected, the video surfaced on YouTube, presumably posted by the culprit himself. And in the ultimate insult, subtitles were added to complete the cop’s public humiliation.
What about the second video?
It produced enough evidence to help police search for the offender at their own pace. For instance, the footage established that the racer’s bike was a 2013 Honda CBR600RR with 120 horsepower capable of speeds of up 300 kph.
Incidentally, Hong Kong’s motorcycle cops have rides that are not too shabby either, but their BMW R900RT (84 horsepower max) clocks in at a measly 195 kph.
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