Finnish cops have released a picture in the hunt for a speeding driver with a difference after a traffic camera captured this remote-controlled toy car doing 60kph in a 70kph zone, near a village called Toytari.
The toy car was snapped by a high-resolution camera as it sped down the road between the town of Hamina and the village of Toytari in the southern Finnish region of Kymenlaakso, and police are treating the matter very seriously.
Police spokesperson Dennis Pasterstein said the offending vehicle should not be treated as a toy.
He added that the model has a “much more powerful” engine than most toy cars and was probably owned by a “serious enthusiast”.
The remote-controlled vehicle, estimated to be around 50 centimetres long, was recorded by the camera travelling at 70kph (43.5mph) in a 60kph (37.3mph) zone on the Finnish national road 26 outside the village of Toytari.
Pasterstein also said that it was an unusual case for the police centre.
The authorities suspect that the toy car operator was standing nearby at the time, but have been unable to identify him from the available CCTV footage.
Pasterstein said: “Pranks and games are fun, but the highway is completely the wrong place to play.”
He added that the speeding toy car could have surprised a driver and caused an accident.
The investigation to catch the remote controller continues.
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