Story By: Anna Guran, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@dvad_3
This is the moment a joker ‘drives’ through busy city roads and on the motorway in a cardboard replica of a Mercedes G-Class built around his bicycle sparking traffic chaos.
The fake 4WD vehicle can be seen wobbling as it makes its way through lanes of traffic in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, the capital of western Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod Oblast region.
Ilya Molodtsov made the makeshift Merc himself and shared a video of him riding it around the city with rapper Wiz Khalifa’s track ‘Hope’ playing in the background.
Pictures Credit: CEN/@dvad_3
Other vehicles can be seen trying to negotiate their way around him, as he veers across several lanes of traffic.
At one stage he can be even be seen driving his cardboard car along a stretch of motorway, as a queue of cars builds up behind him.
Police have reportedly caught sight of Ilya’s video and he could be facing a heavy fine for multiple traffic violations.
But the young prankster says he has not yet heard from the police and does not believe he has done anything wrong.
Ilya said: “There should not be any fines. I didn’t break anything. It’s just a rumour going around. Nobody has contacted me.”
Nizhny Novgorod is the centre of Russia’s river tourism industry. From 1932 to 1990, it was known as Gorky after the writer Maxim Gorky who was born there.
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