From the dashcam on board a police cruiser, watch as a police officer in Roseville, Michigan tries to stop a man attempting to brake his pickup truck with his foot.
According to Roseville Police Chief James Berlin, the 24-year-old Fred Flintstone wannabe told the officer he was aware of his vehicle’s faulty brakes but “decided to drive anyhow” thinking it would be possible to stop the car with his foot.
“What he was doing was so stupid it was funny,” said Roseville Police Chief James Berlin. “He admitted or knew he had no brakes and decided to drive anyhow.”
The Warren, MI, man was driving down a busy highway when police noticed him and began to chase him down.
“And going down a major highway like Groesbeck in the middle of rush hour at 40 mph, it’s just amazing that this wasn’t much more severe than it actually turned out to be,” Berlin said.
Before crashing into four vehicles, the man put his truck in park and finally came to a stop after driving 2 1/2 miles from Warren into Roseville.
“He thought he could do it and he wanted to get home – he said he’d had a very, very long day at work, and had to work today,” Berlin said. “No alcohol, no drugs, just a serious lack of common sense.”