Dirt Bike Rider Goes on a GTA-Style Rampage through UK's West Midlands

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All this needed to look like a replay from the Grand Theft Auto V video game was the rider wielding an assault rifle or a rocket launcher and a few explosions. In the absence of that, we'll have to make to with just a blatant display of reckless driving.
If you ever have to choose a vehicle that can go anywhere, you can do a lot worse than a dirt bike. In the right hands, this type of motorcycles can tackle any kind of terrain, plus it's narrow enough to fit where any four-wheeled vehicle would simply get itself wedged in.

However, just because it can go anywhere, that doesn't mean you should actually drive it accordingly. Well, it looks like this 23-year-old rider from West Midlands didn't get the memo as he launched himself in a rampage across town that immediately caught the attention of the police.

He managed to impress the law officers so much that they even sent a helicopter to observe his movements. Well, considering the police don't probably have dirt bikes, it was the only way they could keep track of what he was doing. Besides, as spectacular as a bike chase would have been, the level of danger it commands would instantly advise against it.

The man can be seen taking all sorts of shortcuts including parking lots or just parks, and he even goes right through a roundabout at some point. It's not clear what exactly was he trying to achieve, but perhaps at this point he knew the chopper was there for him so he tried to have as much fun as possible before he got caught.

The video ends before he's arrested, but the description says he was apprehended, trialed, found guilty, and sentenced to eight months in jail. That might sound like a bit of overkill, but just think of what could have happened had he drove by a school, for example.

"He was observed riding dangerously along residential streets, at speeds clearly faster than the traffic around him, under and overtaking vehicles at speed, pulling wheelies and tearing across parkland.....His riding was reckless… he put members of the public at risk," said Segeant Dave Lilwall of the West Midlands Police.

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