Teen Faces 5yrs For Jumping On Police Car For Prank

Story ByAnastasia Smirnova, Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News

This is the moment a hooded teenager jumps onto the bonnet of a police car with cops inside and sprints over it before running away – and he now faces up to five years in prison for the prank.

Video Credit: CEN/@patrolpolice.gov.ua

The daring incident took place in the city of Chernivtsi in western Ukraine and was recorded on a smartphone camera by the hooded prankster’s pal.

In the video, the 19-year-old, who has not been named in reports, can be seen crossing the road and walking towards the parked police car.

Picture Credit: CEN/@patrolpolice.gov.ua

He then quickly turns and jumps onto the bonnet before running voe the roof of the car and hopping off the back.

He then sprints away as the police car’s sirens come on and the officers drive after the teen.

Local media report the suspect was quickly caught by the cops and he was taken to the local police station.

Police have initiated an investigation and now the young man might either have to pay a fine equal to 100 minimal wage payments, be arrested up to six months or even face five years in prison in the worst-case scenario.

The majority of netizens were impressed by how fast the cops acted, such as netizen ‘Natalia Solovey’ who said: “Good job guys!”

And ‘Mike Grivin’ added: “He is such a fool, this guy…”

The city of Chernivtsi is Hollywood actress Mila Kunis’ birthplace.

It was once called Little Vienna or Jerusalem upon the Prut and is historically known for its cosmopolitan community.

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Anastasia Smirnova

I am a senior writer and correspondent with several years experience working as a contributor for various publications.