As one former president might say, it takes a lot of brass to try and scam an insurance company by staging an accident. It takes even more to attempt the scam – and not even put much effort into it.

One motorist was lucky to have his dashcam rolling when a pedestrian started running directly for his hood along a busy street in Taiwan. As the video evidence shows, the car brakes and stops approximately 30 feet before any contact is made with the ill-intended jogger.

The female jogger continues toward the vehicle, slows down, and then lunges at the car with a right forearm and sprawls herself across the hood.

The man driving the vehicle doesn't waste any time in exiting his car and letting the would-be scammer know that his dashcam had caught the entire half-hearted incident.
We aren't sure what the punishment is for insurance fraud in Taiwan, but in the U.S. it is a felony that can get a person 20 years or more from a judge.

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      HAT1701D
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm...way back in 2010 no less....Old news.
      dickn2000b
      • 3 Years Ago
      I had this tried on me once. The guy was running towards my car in downtown Miami. I was traveling at about 25 mph. When he was about 10-15 feet away I jammed on my breaks. He dove for the hood of my car...missed by a mile and landed, head first on the street. I simply pulled around him and continued on my way.
      saturnhug
      • 3 Years Ago
      guess I need a cam on my dash an in the back window
      uglied
      • 3 Years Ago
      Must have trial lawers over there also.
      Antonio Williams
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was a man (girl wanna be)
      • 3 Years Ago
      The biggest scam is this guy on Buzz 60. What sort of a freak of parents spat this creature into our world?
        jetdogy
        • 3 Years Ago
        I posted. He looks like an amphibian! Strange looking. His eyes are way toooo close to each other and his mouth is over-sized.
          wetvprodcr
          • 3 Years Ago
          @jetdogy
          Okay let's not be mean, now I feel bad. At least he has a cool name "Patrick". Love that name.
        wetvprodcr
        • 3 Years Ago
        ahahahhha!
      • 3 Years Ago
      To the crowd:Help yourself reading Your Bible..(Superman Joe Barringer(by myself, first for Elvis Presley) only saves a few lucky ones(like the ones on the burnng Bus on the Sun), like King Harald in Breagne, as i made it through education on the level of the high top-knot)..save the bears with beer..(by being not too careful to get a reward, by the grey 'ones in life)..Hang Loose..& be dead(I represent You with my Loti-firm, as Espen Loti Fittin)
      chainsawd2
      • 3 Years Ago
      Many people make their living by scamming. Supermarkets have had customers falling forever in their stores and for many years they didn't have surveillance equipment to help catch them. I have watched customers pick up bags of grapes, pull some off and throw them on the ground in the produce section. All they do now is walk over the grapes and fall and the next thing we know someone is on the ground claiming negligence on the store. Things have changed since the 1st step is to review surveillance video, we call the EMT's and the police when we see the attempt to fraud the store then we ALL sit and watch the customer throw the grapes or spill mayonnaise then fall. We have had customers leave with the police and not the EMT's.
        Setanta
        • 3 Years Ago
        @chainsawd2
        LOL--i remember only too well when a customer looked all around and then went on the floor screaming i'll sue you and yelling about the garment rack on the selling floor that caused her to trip and fall--I told her she better have freekin disability as I will now f her up to make it really look authentic.......yea,you know it,another miracle occurred and she got up and left the department.
      Setanta
      • 3 Years Ago
      guy should have run her over and kept going. moron pulled that stunt here except he simply walked into my car as I had a green light and was going slooooowly thru the intersection--he deliberately walked into the passenger side and "fell" down screaming--my mouth was bigger than his and he recovered miraculously.
      Rick Schoenherr
      • 3 Years Ago
      Obviously this wouldn't have happened if she got a gov't bailout
      Paula
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wouldn't say anything to her about the camera. Just tell the police when they get there.
        Brian Fox
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Paula
        Guess you didn't watch the whole video.. The driver is a cop.
      talari
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where do you get a "dash cam''? I want one.
        danwat1234
        • 3 Years Ago
        @talari
        Search on Google. You can also rig up a pocket camcorder to do the same thing with L shaped fence post brackets and velcro with a sticky backing or something like that. You shouldn't have to spend very much for one.
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