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OK I've got another one, a couple of years ago when I was driving home from work, not a care in the world, probably about 9pm I noticed I was being tailgated, if this has ever happened to you then you know how unnerving it can be with someone right up close and personal. I took the exit off a roundabout to my town, the guy was right there even round the roundabout Ihe was so close I couldn't see his lights.

So a bit further on I just stopped dead in the road got out and confronted him, with alot of effing and jeffing from me I said what if I had my kids in the car and what was his problem ect, why was he so close for a few miles and over the roundabout. It became pretty apparent he was in a agitated state just how he was mumbling and and sweating, no he wasn't drunk I couldn't smell it anyway it could of been drugs who knows? By this time he had got out so we're just talking, as clear as day the next few events really happened. Another car pulled up behind his, so now 3 cars in a row, it was a mondeo. Why he couldn't drive past with no fuss I don't know BUT he rammed the guy's car who I stopped, the guy I stopped was then shouting at the mondeo driver stop stop stop! Which he didn't obviously, he just wheel spun past, this is all true the guy I stopped then jumped on the bonnet of the mondeo! So he's he's now on the mondeo holding onto the windscreen/ door frame shouting stop. I reckon he drove at least 60ft up the road with this guy on his bonnet,I couldn't belive what I was witnessing. The guy then fell off. I thought he was going to be a dead man. He could of quite easily fell off then gone under the wheels but luckily he fell clear. So there he is this guy I stopped to have a go at thinking he was giving me Road rage, lying in the road. He was OK sort of he got up hobbled back to where I was, obviously in a lot of pain. His trousers ripped and his notes blowing down the road, I got them for him gave them back said where do you live? He pointed to a road nearly opposite and said down there. I said well get yourself home and drive a bit better next time. I got in and had a panic attack. I stopped this guy for giving me grief then he nearly gets run over by someone else. ... What strange things happen when you don't expect them.
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Reply #31

Excellent Steve.  :S

I have a similar story, which involved me on the bonnet of a car, over a much longer distance which I'll tell in detail tonight.  :D
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I remember when I was 20 I had a young lad to teach as a trainee. He was doing ok but slowly became more lippy. Well to show him his place while he was cycling home I rode up next to him on my motorbike. Grabbed hold of his coverall sleeve and slowly accelerated. We hit 50 and he was screaming at me to stop. I edged up a bit more and he was going mental. I slowed down and came to a stop. Took my crash helmate off and started laughing telling him next time to think about being such a cheeky little shit. He said to me I fucking shit my...... He was white as a sheet and collapsed. I sat with him by the road for 5 mins while he came round he got up and noticed he had pissed himself.  I felt terrible. But he stopped being cheeky and we have been great mates since and he tells this story all the while.

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Reply #33

He should have thanked you for the free ride. Some countries where motorists and cyclists have much more mutual respect, you sometimes get cyclists putting a hand on a moving car for a free ride here and there.

Not sure I'd like that though. I'd probably slowly speed up and see how big their balls are by when they chicken out.
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Excellent Steve.  :S

I have a similar story, which involved me on the bonnet of a car, over a much longer distance which I'll tell in detail tonight.  :D

So I'd better get this all said! It's not a belly full of laughs, but a pretty epic tale of a whirlwind of bad luck that came my way one night.

In about June 2010 (I was 22), I lived alone in my flat and had been out with a mate on one of our random spur of the moment see you in the pub in 15 mins seshes. On my way home I thought I'd have a couple more in my little local which is just a minute's walk from my house.

When I came out of the pub, nicely merry, I stumbled off on my way home when, Matrix style, a woman in a tight red dress approached me and started touching me and being very come-on-ish.

Me, drunk, flattered and feeling like hot stuff, didn't realise what was going on. So we walked in the direction of my flat when she suddenly lost interest and walked off. I then got suspicious and felt for my brand new iPhone 4 (only released that week!) and realised it'd gone, along with my wallet.

She went into the phone box outside my flat, and so I marched in there, and frisked her to find my stuff, but she had no pockets and I'd no idea where she'd stashed it, but I wasn't about to commit any crimes trying to get my stuff back. She made a quick 2 second phone call from the box and about 20 seconds later a silver golf came around the corner, she jumped in and away they went.

Now in a state of frenzy, I ran into the road to try to flag down a passing car for help. (should have just rang the police from the phone box in hindsight). Cars were just going past and ignoring me until a private hire taxi slowed to a stop, me in front of the car. As I went to go around to the driver's door to ask him for help (I don't know, follow the silver golf, phone police, etc) he inched forwards, and so I put my hands on the bonnet and then he started driving, so like whenever that happens, your natural reaction is to grab onto the bonnet and ride it, rather than try to get out of the sides where you're scared you might go under the wheels.

I'm now on the bonnet of a taxi holding desperately onto the window wiper arms while screaming at the driver to stop and passers by for help.

I'd hoped, and you'd imagine that he'd arrive at a red light at some point and be forced to stop where I'd be able to jump off the car, but miraculously, he got green lights right across manchester city centre. I was shouting all along but just gathering laughs, pointed fingers and taunts from the drunken public.

He pulled over in an alley behind the gay village, where a small crowd gathered. I was as you can imagine having been robbed of my brand new  iPhone and wallet, then while trying to get help been driven on the bonnet of a car across manchester, quite irate at this point. I'm shouting and screaming at the taxi driver, hoping the public would get behind me, but nope, my run of bad luck isn't over just yet.

The crowd seeing a drunken irate me, shouting the odds, were taunting me further and so I was giving them an earful, then someone hit me, then I got a good kick in, then the police arrive! Thank god, help is here!

So I was arrested for drunken disorderly. After my interview, they looked for CCTV footage of the mugger, but there wasn't any cameras covering the area. They found CCTV footage of the Taxi with me on it, but couldn't make out the brand or number plate as it was night and so poor quality. The charges against me were dropped, but I still spent a night in a cell, and was treated like a criminal after having been robbed, driven across town then beaten up.

On the whole it was a good night.  :heyyy:

I wasn't insured on the phone, so had to just plump up the £599 to replace it, and my wallet, and contents, etc.

A life lesson was learned though and now I trust no one and keep my wits about me much more when coming home after a night out.  :umhum:
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Bad luck and very unfortunate.
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Blimey  :O  That sucks! 
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That's quality lol ???? I thought I was unlucky ha . Best stay at home with a couple of tins n a film ha

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