We all make dumb decisions, from time to time. In fact, you might even say it's the best way to learn... sometimes. You make a mistake, see the error of your ways and move on as a better person. However, when you upload proof of a very bad choice to YouTube, things can go very wrong, and it's especially painful when the video eventually leads to a prosecution. That's what reportedly happened to an Illinois motorcycle rider who filmed himself running from the police.

According to Visor Down, Hamza Ali Ben Ali allegedly created a film that shows him speeding on his motorcycle and evading the cops twice in 2012. Bad enough, but then he uploaded it to YouTube. Not surprisingly, he was arrested as the accused perpetrator. In defense, he claimed there was nothing on the video to prove that he was on the motorcycle at the time. However, Ali maybe hadn't thought that defense all the way through.

You see, he had been convicted of earlier crimes and was forced to wear a GPS ankle bracelet. Prosecutors matched up the locations in the video with the monitor's coordinates and were able to place Ali at the scene. According to Visor Down, he was convicted last month of fleeing the police and driving with a suspended license, roughly two years after uploading the film to YouTube. Scroll down to see why recording a dumb decision is an even dumber one.


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      nicroprod
      • 6 Months Ago
      Idiots make the best videos!
      Get Squirly
      • 6 Months Ago
      As a motorcyclist, I was REALLY hoping someone was going to pull out in front of him.
        Max Wagner
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Get Squirly
        I agree with you, as long as that "someone" is a tree.
      J W
      • 6 Months Ago
      AHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHHAHHAHAHAAAHHAHHAHHAHHHHAAAAA!!!! I love these stories, the brain dead are pretty funny.
      Phontsolo
      • 6 Months Ago
      Moron till he dies.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 6 Months Ago
      Aw, that sucks. They should have just let him win a Darwin Award.
        11fiveoh
        • 6 Months Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Agreed, he's not going to kill someone else from i saw in the video. Just himself.
          pavsterrocks
          • 6 Months Ago
          @11fiveoh
          Think again - a 500lbs motorcycle + rider doing 100+ mph can do a hell of a lot of damage.
      Bernard
      • 6 Months Ago
      He's lucky he didn't get side swiped pulling all of those stunts.
      delsolo1
      • 6 Months Ago
      Can't wait for his next YouTube video from the prison shower.
        EJ
        • 6 Months Ago
        @delsolo1
        Not sure I want to see that.
        Basil Exposition
        • 6 Months Ago
        @delsolo1
        LOL your comment made my day!
        b.rn
        • 6 Months Ago
        @delsolo1
        I'm bothered that our society considers "justice" (judge, jury, executioner) implemented by violent felons to be something to appreciate. Do we really want the worst of the worst to decide who should and shouldn't get raped?
      Carpinions
      • 6 Months Ago
      A few years ago I spent some time back in my home state of IL in the Chicagoland area, and could not believe how regularly my wife and I were practically accosted by crotch rocket crazies when we merged onto 53 South between I-90 and 390. They were doing the same crap as this guy, threading the needle between cars going 75 MPH and weaving back and forth across lanes constantly just to make a few extra feet of progress. I wouldn't be surprised if this guy was one of 'em. This video shows exactly why the stereotype of motorcycle riders (especially sport bike riders) is so bad, and why they ruin it for their fellow enthusiasts.
        SquareFour
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Carpinions
        I was going to say pretty much the same thing. It's gotten out of hand. Stereotypes don't pop out of thin air. They're often earned...and then perpetuated into a blanket generalization. A couple of weeks ago some fool on a "Gixxer" tried to beat traffic on an on-ramp by blitzing up the shoulder. He ended up in a heap at the top. Probably lost it in the gravel, hit some debris or clipped someone's car. Regardless, his bike was toast & he wasn't looking too swell.
      Max Wagner
      • 6 Months Ago
      It's scumbags like this that make the rest of us motorcyclists look bad. Seriously. People look at me like I'm a criminal or something when I'm on my Harley. I can assure you that I NEVER get that kind of attitude from people when I'm driving a car.
        SteveM
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Max Wagner
        Agreed Max, but I have to add that the majority of Harley riders don't help their cause either. Dressing up like a faux bad a$$ with all manner of ridiculous leathers and doo rags, pipes so loud they make those around you want to hurt you. Sorry, but there really are two damaging stereotypes with riders today - the crotch rocket guys, and the herds of thundering Harley dudes. IMHO you've all brought it on yourself. I'm guessing your car doesn't idle so loud that windows shake. And yes, I was a rider up until 7 years ago.
      PiCASSO
      • 6 Months Ago
      Reminds me of Sweden's Ghost Rider... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDerT_tvGRw
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