If you live in certain parts of the world, it's probably best just to own a dashcam and leave it running at all times. Luckily, this Taiwanese driver had is camera rolling and was able to prevent himself from becoming a scam victim. He is not alone in this fight.

In the video, a girl is seen standing in the street before she runs at the car and lunges onto the hood, acting as if she had been hit. The intrepid driver, knowing that he has the upper hand in this ruse, exits his vehicle and begins chiding the would-be scammer for her failed attempts. One would assume that in taking the phone out of its holster, he was alerting the authorities of this incident – except for the fact that he appears to be a law enforcement officer himself (so says the video's YouTube description).

This type of scam is rampant throughout various parts of the world, usually involving other vehicles, but in this case it was a human being. It has prompted many drivers to leave dashcams rolling constantly. An unexpected byproduct of this self-preservation effort is an abundance of documented automotive chicanery. Russia alone has to be the world leader in absurd dashcam videos.

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      Sik68
      • 2 Years Ago
      The classic Run and Hit
      Richard Nygaard
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was thinking she would come from the side or something, too funny seeing her run right at the car for 20 yards.
      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't always jump onto cars that have come to a complete stop, but when I do.....I choose cop cars. Stay stupid my friends.
      latebloomer
      • 2 Years Ago
      The vehicle was an under cover cop.. I believe Taiwan news stated she had to pay damage to car and a fine for trying fraud and being an idiot..
      joe shmoe
      • 2 Years Ago
      whoever does this deserves a beating.
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saints Row 3 - insurance fraud failure
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      banstaman
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd go to court and SUE HER for damage to my car.
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Impressed with how well the driver handled it. Rather than getting upset and making a scene about it, it looked like he basically said the equivalent of "Look. I caught you on camera and I can call the police. Just get your dumbass out of here and go home."
      Judith
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dashcams aren't standard on all cars and aren't cheap but, after seeing this, if (and when) I buy a new car I am definitely paying extra for one!
        ELG
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Judith
        ebay for under $50
        creamwobbly
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Judith
        Are dashcams standard on *any* cars? Never heard of that. Even the most expensive ones are pretty reasonable -- less than a tire change.
      cmcclarty
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is nothing new in the late 80s and mid 90s illegals were pulling this kind of crap on LA freeways setting up wrecks so they can get money.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I need to get one of these dashcams, just to record the crazy stuff that goes on the road these days.
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