VIDEO: Police warn newspaper reading prankster in busy Ely street to ‘move along or you’re nicked’ as he confronts angry motorists

22:05 09 March 2014

The pranksters, known as Jack and Kyan, put chairs in the road to obstruct cars

The pranksters, known as Jack and Kyan, put chairs in the road to obstruct cars

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A pair of internet pranksters were labelled ‘disruptive and dangerous’ by police after filming themselves playing chicken with vehicles in a busy Ely street.

The pranksters, known as Jack and Kyan, put chairs in the road to obstruct carsThe pranksters, known as Jack and Kyan, put chairs in the road to obstruct cars

The pranksters, known only as ‘Jack and Kyan’, uploaded the video of themselves to internet video sharing site YouTube, where it has been viewed more than 1,000 times since last month.

In it, the duo are seen placing a fold-up chair into the road outside Ely Cathedral while cars are approaching, thereby blocking the highway, while they pretend to be unaware of the hold up they are causing.

In one scene, a fast-moving bus is brought to a stop just feet in front of one of the men while, in another, one of the pair is knocked over by a driver and narrowly avoids serious injury.

The video continues for more than four minutes and the pair sum it up as “sitting in the middle of the road to see what sort of reaction we get”.

The pranksters, known as Jack and Kyan, put chairs in the road to obstruct carsThe pranksters, known as Jack and Kyan, put chairs in the road to obstruct cars

Eventually, a police car arrives and the officer, whose face is blurred by the cameraman, asks them to move on or face “being nicked” for obstruction of the highway.

Though no further action was taken against the pranksters, a spokesman for Cambridgeshire police warned against people imitating their actions.

She said: “Clearly these youths found the prank highly amusing, however they caused a lot of disruption and dangerous obstruction to the road. We were made aware of this and attended. Fortunately the youths left the area after we spoke to them.”

5 comments

  • By embedding the video link, you've just given them loads of publicity.

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    butwhy

    Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • How is that funny? Am I missing something?

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    Tobe Woodbine

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

  • Well done the driver in the red car for treating these tedious morons as they deserve.

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    Maltazer

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

  • So when are the police going to do something about the carvan drivers who invade the pedestrians' space by parking on pavements, especially outside schools whilst dropping offpicking up their children, blatantly flouting the law and putting other peoples' children in danger.

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    Nick Meekins

    Friday, March 7, 2014

  • The driver in the red car didnt go far enough or fast enough

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    Skipper

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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