A man with a rat’s tail who allegedly threatened another driver in a viral video managed to flee police on foot, leaving his passenger behind.
Footage of the alleged road rage incident went viral on Saturday after being shared on social media by Dashcam Owners Australia.
The video shows the man jumping from his VW Polo hatchback at a red light around 12.30pm in Clayton, in Melbourne’s south-east, on October 27.
He could be seen jumping furiously towards the motorist right behind him while making threatening gestures and shouting.
When he reached the window, he started swearing and hitting the other car, before suddenly starting to run.
We could then see two police officers running after him.
The man’s whereabouts remained a mystery until Tuesday, when Victoria Police confirmed a 22-year-old Dandenong man had turned himself in.
A suspected road racer with a rat’s tail is said to have jumped from his car onto a highway.
The man’s fate remained shrouded in mystery until Tuesday, when police broke their silence.
“Investigators learned that a man approached a car on Princes Highway, near Clayton Road, at around 12:30 p.m., in an aggressive manner,” a police spokeswoman told news.com.au.
“While he was remonstrating with the driver, the police approached the 22-year-old.
“He ran from the scene, leaving his vehicle and passenger behind.”
“He then went to the police and was charged with criminal damage, unlawful assault and road traffic offences.”
He has been released on bail and will appear at Moorabbin Justice Center on February 6, 2024.
The video has been viewed more than 320,000 times.
“I don’t know what’s funniest. A guy jumps towards the car where the police appear,” one viewer commented.
Another said: “So much to say, the most important thing is that the choice to jump towards the person you are going to attack is unique.”
A third person added: “Hilarious, starts with a jump, ends with a sprint.” »
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The traffic light was still red as the police chased him (photo)