Man climbed into speed camera and flashed cars while killing time

A prankster who climbed into the back of a speed camera and flashed cars with the torch on his mobile phone said the stunt was "a funny way of killing some time" while he waited for a takeaway pizza.

John Westlake was on holiday with his wife Sarah-Jane in Lyons Winkups Holiday Park in Towyns, Wales.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, August 19, at around 12:45am he and his wife ordered a pizza and John came up with the idea of climbing the structure and sitting in the empty space at the back of the camera.

The 38-year-old is now the star of a video that has been widely shared and viewed over 17,000 times on Facebook, NorthWalesLive reports.

It shows him flashing passing vehicles with his mobile phone whilst sat inside the camera's casing.

Cars can be seen slowing down after being flashed, much to the amusement of the couple – and the hundreds of people who have since commented on and shared the post.

The joiner said: "We were waiting outside for our pizzas when I noticed a hole in the back of the speed camera.

"At that point, I thought it would be a funny way of killing some time to climb up and flash the passing cars to see if they'd slow down."

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John and Sarah-Jane are from the Wirral and were holidaying at the caravan park with their two youngest children and John's mother at the time.

Once inside the speed camera, John says that he began to flash "everyone who was going past, not just people in the cars".

"I flashed one person who went by in a mobility scooter and told them to slow down," he said.

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He went on: "I just took a run-up and managed to climb in. I was quite surprised the next day, when I saw the speed camera, that I had managed it to be honest."

The couple say they have received many messages and friend requests since posting the video, which is threatening to go viral.

"We were just having a laugh really. Every car I flashed slowed down afterwards – it kept us entertained when we were waiting for our food.

"I think people relate to it because no one likes speed cameras."

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