Drunken taxi passenger arrested after ‘BELLY-FLOPPING’ police patrol car

A drunken passenger who refused to leave a taxi was arrested after ‘belly-flopping’ on a police patrol car.

South Yorkshire Police’s Broomhall Neighbourhood Team were on patrol when they were called to assist a frustrated taxi driver.

According to police sources the taxi contained a 32-year-old male passenger who was ‘heavily intoxicated’ and ‘lacking common sense’ refusing to leave the taxi.

South Yorkshire Police’s Sergeant Adam Wood said: “Police Officers on scene patiently negotiated with the male, before he eventually saw reason and left the taxi rather than be arrested.

“The adult male seemingly not content with his freedom, ran at full speed towards PC Shaw and Omar's patrol car, twirled around like the Angel of the North, jumped into the air, and belly-flopped on the police vehicles bonnet! (5/10 for posture).”

The 32-year-old man was arrested for being drunk and disorderly, received a £90 ticket and stayed in custody for the night at Shepcote Lane Police station.

The man was also wanted for failing to appear for drugs offences at the Magistrates' Court and was detained a further night.

Image credit: South Yorkshire Police North West NHP (Facebook)

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