Video: Cyclist caught trying to steal bike from car in traffic

Posted on: May 18th, 2017

Video: Cyclist caught trying to steal bike from car in traffic

Video: Cyclist caught trying to steal bike from car in traffic

This idiot didn’t notice he was being filmed as he tried to take the bike from a rack on the back of a moving car.


A concealed camera has captured the moment a man riding in London traffic tried to steal a bike from the rack of a moving car.

The incident, which occurred last weekend, shows the would-be thief try in vain to get the bike off the rack.

He abandons his own bike the middle of the road as he runs to keep up with the car carrying the bike as it moves off.

And the footage is so clear the man involved is clearly identifiable.

The hooded would-be thief tries to loosen the bike on the rack. But his efforts are scuppered as the car with the Mekk Primo bike on the back moves off.

The woman driving the vehicle and whose boyfriend owns the bike in question has told the British media she couldn’t believe what was happening.

‘There were quite a lot of traffic lights so we kept stopping and starting,” she said of the incident near Tower Bridge.

“When I noticed a guy cycling along behind me, I thought he was a bit close to the back of the car.

“But I just thought he was being silly – because if I had to brake, then he was going to hit me.

“I thought: well he can do what he likes – he’s only putting himself in danger.

“The next thing I knew, we were at the last set of lights before you accelerate onto the dual carriageway, and I heard a beep from the car behind us.

“As I looked into my rear view mirror, that’s when I saw the cyclist twiddling the top fastening of the bike. Just then, the light went green so I started to accelerate.

“From what I could see, the bike was still attached – so I decided to carry on because I knew he wouldn’t be able to keep up with the car.”

Once she had distanced the would-be thief she stopped the car to fix the bike as she said it was slipping off having been loosened.