Car stopped after 'limb' spotted hanging out of boot

·News Reporter
·2-min read

Police have released shocking footage of an urgent response to what appeared to be a human leg sticking out of a car's boot last month. 

Queensland Police received multiple reports about the concerning sight in Slacks Creek, a suburb of Logan, and responded with an appropriate level of urgency.

When officers located the vehicle and pulled it over however, all what not as it initially seemed, according to a video shared to the police force's Twitter account on Tuesday. 

This was the bizarre sight that greeted police when they approached a car in Queensland last month. Source: Twitter/QldPolice
This was the bizarre greeting police when they approached a car in Queensland last month. Source: Twitter/QldPolice

The "limb" actually belonged to a mannequin and was positioned purposely by the driver to trick other motorists.

An officer was shown approaching the driver, after being told, "yeah, it sticks out sometimes".

"Hey mate, that's why we stopped you," the officer responded.

A caption across the video joked that it was lucky the driver was, "just pulling our leg". 

"Yeah it's just a mannequin," a male, believed to be the driver, was heard saying. 

Driver fined after mannequin stunt

The stunt ended up proving to be a costly mistake for the driver, with officers spotting multiple defects after giving his car a thorough once over. 

His vehicle was discovered to have three bald tyres, which along with some unknown driving offences, ended up costing him "an arm and a leg", according to the video. 

The driver's antics caused quite a stir online, with one Twitter user labelling him an "attention-seeking muppet". 

"What a fool. He won't do that again," someone else wrote in a reply to the video. 

"Those tires look terrible. Burnouts?" another wrote. 

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