‘Crash for cash scammer’ staggers up to car then leans on bonnet and slowly slides onto the road – before being dragged away by two security guards
- Dashcam footage caught the man run into the road before slumping to the floor
- It also showed another vehicle swerve to avoid the ‘cash scammer’ at 6am
- Happened in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, near a mental health hospital
This is the moment a ‘crash for cash scammer’ stops a car and collapses in front of it before he is picked up by two security guards.
Dashcam footage showed another car swerve to avoid the man at dawn before he stumbled towards the vehicle.
It was filmed in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire on the road next to Kings Mill hospital, where the Millbrook Mental Health Unit is based.
A ‘crash for cash scammer’ stopped a car and leaned on its bonnet before collapsing in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
The footage shows a car swerve to avoid the man, who is wearing a grey tracksuit, before he stumbles towards the vehicle, leans on its bonnet and then slumps to the floor.
The 45-second clip next shows a security guard in a high visibility jacket run out and drag the man to the central reservation by the arms, before a second waves the vehicle on.
The computer technician, 49, who took the video from Sutton-in-Ashfield, said: ‘I was driving along and I saw the car ahead put on the brakes so I slowed down, but I came to a stop when I saw him in the road – I thought he was drunk.
‘He put his hands on the bonnet and then slowly fell to the floor.
‘I was about to reverse and full beam him but then two security guards came along and started dragging him out the road.
‘It was definitely an attempt to get some compensation, he was trying some sort of scam but he didn’t do it very well.’
The driver said he thought the man was a cash scammer, before thinking that he could be a mental health patient from the Millbrook Mental Health Unit in Kings Mill hospital. The hospital was next to the road
Two security guards were also shown coming onto the road, and they dragged the patient into the central reservation
However, as they drove on, the driver said he wondered whether the man ‘could be one of the patients from the hospital’.
‘It was quite funny at first because it was so ridiculous but when I got to work I watched the footage and I realised it could have been a lot worse.
‘He could have started smashing up my car or anything.’
It was filmed at 6am on November 1.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the mental health unit, declined to comment on the footage.