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Check Out What Has Been Dubbed ‘The Most Australian Crime of All Time’

Posted on: November 23, 2015 by Platinum Direct

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Police in Perth are on the hunt for a group of men seen enjoying a few brews while cruising around on ‘motorised picnic tables‘. News.com.au have asked – ‘Is this the most Australian crime of all time?

As you can see in the footage below from the hilarious viral video that brought the picnic-parade into the public eye, yes, it probably is.

The men, dressed in traditional Australian garb – board shorts, thongs and vest tops, were seen apparently on their way to the petrol station for a quick top up before hitting the beach. Eye-witnesses called the situation ‘ actually pretty funny’.

Western Australia Police released this picture on their Facebook page, and sent out an appeal to the public for information:

‘Police are concerned for the safety of those riding on the tables with no protective clothing, especially when on roads alongside motor vehicles. There are overall safety concerns particularly if a traffic incident was to occur, resulting in the persons subjecting themselves to potential injury,’

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No one seems to have come forward to grass up these ingenious (or really stupid…? We’re not sure) road-goers so far, but if caught they could face a slew of charges including driving an unlicensed vehicle and driving an unroadworthy vehicle. On top of that, police have a strange suspicion that these men may have been driving whilst drunk.

It’s not clear from the video if the drivers or any of the passengers were intoxicated while at the wheel (or what seems to be a kind of steering rudder) – but our money’s banking on the fact they were powered by more than just gasoline.

UK paper, The Express, managed to get an exclusive scoop with an unnamed man who they claim is the owner of the table-mobiles. According to their source, the six-seater converted park tables can top 48km/ph, is apparently “pretty safe” and handles “like a go-cart”.

The man claims they were approached by an officer while filling up their makeshift vehicles at a local petrol station and were let off with a slap on the wrist.

“Both drivers were sober, the police asked us to push them back across the road to the beach. We complied with all requests by police on Sunday,” he told 9News Perth.

The man’s intention in creating these bespoke portable picnics is still unknown, although the rumour is they are on the run from two suspicious Americans, pictured below.
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Unfortunately, Platinum Direct Finance cannot offer you our great rates on your next portable contraption. If you are looking for a more conventional road-going vehicle, however, make sure you use our Car Finance Calculator to get the best rates.

 

 

 

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