'Not best day for hi-vis': Man's daring escape from cops caught on camera

A man has scaled down a three-storey building in Adelaide in an attempt to evade police.

Police officers attended the apartment on Hindley Street in the city just after 9am on Tuesday to track down the 29-year-old who had breached bail for various offences including speeding and refusing to stop for a patrol car on June 8.

When officers entered the apartment on the third floor, police say the man opened the glass sliding door to the balcony and climbed over the railing, dropping down to the second floor balcony below. 

A man wearing high-vis clothing has scaled down a three-storey building in Adelaide in an attempt to evade police. Source: Instagram/S**t Adelaide

The man, who was sporting an orange high-vis jumper, then climbed down from the second floor balcony onto the first story roof, walked along the roof and jumped onto the roof of parked car, damaging the car.

A waiting police officer then detained the man as he jumped from the roof of the car and tried to escape.

The Smithfield Plains man was then charged with driving to evade police, breaching his bail, driving disqualified, driving at a speed dangerous to the public, property damage and hindering police.

The incident was captured on camera and posted on the Instagram account S**t Adelaide who were amused by the fugitive’s choice of clothing.

“Upon reflection, perhaps hi-vis wasn’t the best choice of clothing for today,” the video was captioned.

The video has since been viewed over 100,000 times.

The arrested man appeared in the Adelaide Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded in custody to appear on July 14.

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