Prankster climbs into speed camera and flashes phone to trick drivers

A PRANKSTER climbed inside a speed camera – and flashed his phone to trick passing drivers to slow down.

John Westlake, 38, clambered up the 15ft-high camera while he and his wife Sarah-Jane were on holiday.

WNSJoker John sat inside the camera’s casing and flashed all passing motorists no matter what speed they were doing – including one man in a mobility scooter[/caption]

And joker John sat inside the camera’s casing and flashed all passing motorists no matter what speed they were doing – including one man in a mobility scooter.

Dad-of-two John, of the Wirral, Merseyside, said: “We were waiting outside for pizzas when I noticed a hole in the back of the speed camera.

“At that point I thought it would be a funny way of killing some time to climb up and flash the passing cars to see if they’d slow down.

“I just took a run-up and managed to climb in. I was quite surprised the next day, when I saw the speed camera, that I had managed it to be honest.”

John and Sarah-Jane laughed as they saw drivers hit the brakes after being flashed by the phone camera in Towyn, North Wales, where they were on holiday – and waiting to pick up a pizza for their two children and John’s mother.

Joiner John said: “I flashed one person who went by in a mobility scooter and told them to slow down.


“We were just having a laugh really. Every car I flashed slowed down afterwards – it kept us entertained when we were waiting for our food.

“I think people relate to it because no one likes speed cameras.”

The couple’s video has gone viral online amassing more than 17,000 views since the prank in the early hours of Thursday morning.