This is the moment a suspected scooter thief crashed into a parked car and then asked witnesses to call him an ambulance, complaining he had injured his finger.
Footage filmed on October 14, shows two youths being chased and challenged after they were spotted wheeling a scooter across a road in the Old Trafford area of Manchester.
Abbas Warya, who was walking his dog, was among onlookers who ran after the youths and confronted them.
The two suspects crashed while trying to escape on the scooter in the Old Trafford area of Manchester at 5.45pm on October 14
The pair lost control after clipping the kerb while turning left at this junction on October 14
The 125cc scooter, which has a top speed of 50mph, slid sideways and slammed into the car
In the video, one of the suspects claims the bike has ‘already been broke’ and had been abandoned ‘for years’.
However, the filmer tells the boys the bike couldn’t have been abandoned for years as it was ‘a 21-plate’.
Both youths, neither of whom are wearing helmets, deny stealing the bike before one of them manages to start the £2,500, 125cc Chinese scooter.
The pair try to make their getaway. But they lose control as they turn left after clipping the kerb and slide into the side of a parked car.
One of the suspects picks the scooter up and rides off, leaving his injured friend behind.
The remaining youth limps around the road before sitting on the pavement and asking for someone to call him an ambulance because he has injured his finger.
The filmer responds by telling the suspect: ‘You deserve that, you b******!’
The second suspect manages to ride unsteadily in the direction of Stretford Road.
Greater Manchester Police told MailOnline that officers were called to Cornbrook Street at 5.45pm on October 14 to investigate reports of a scooter which failed to stop after colliding with a parked car.
Officers are appealing for information. Anyone who is able to assist the investigation is asked to call 101 or use GMP’s live chat facility on their website.
Both suspected thieves were left sprawled on the tarmac before one quickly jumped off and escaped towards Stretford Road on the bike leaving his accomplice behind
One of the suspects, left, abandoned his accomplice, right, after the crash
One of the suspects, pictured, pleads with witnesses to call him an ambulance as he injured his finger in the crash. Police said he ran off before officers arrived at the scene
Source: Daily Mail UK