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Video: Bike cop chases after Lamborghini to ticket driver

YouTube footage of incident in Japan gets more than 2 million views

Footage showing a bike cop in Japan chasing after a Lamborghini Huracan to issue the driver a ticket has gone viral since being posted to YouTube last month.

The officer, riding a bike that wouldn't look out of place on a quick trip to the shops, complete with front basket, leapt into action after the driver apparently ignored a traffic signal.

After catching up with the £180,000 supercar, the office told the driver to pull over, then knelt down to be at eye level with the motorist as he wrote out the ticket,

At least the officer didn't attempt to ride his bicycle over the Lamborghini - unlike a BMX rider in Portland, Oregon who did just that in 2015 when he spotted Italian cars parked outside a local restaurant.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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