Drive-by picnic: Perth police search for nine friends who drove two MOTORISED park benches down a busy street … and get mocked for not chasing real criminals

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Police are searching for a group of men who cheerfully drove motorised picnic tables along a busy street.

The ingenious rides saw friends seated on both sides of two wooden benches in their boardshorts and t-shirts as they rolled along the road.

The men were filmed stopping at red lights on a busy road in the coastal suburb of Scarborough, in Perth, Western Australia. They then carefully maneuvered the tables at an intersection.

The men, who were spotted carrying out the prank at the weekend, are now facing a number of charges if caught by police.Police are searching for a group of men who drove picnic tables along busy roads in PerthPolice are searching for a group of men who drove picnic tables along busy roads in Perth

‘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,’ Western Australian Police said

The people using these vehicles could face a number of charges including driving an unlicensed vehicle, driving an unroadworthy vehicle and drink driving.They drove the tables like they were ordinary vehicles throughout the coastal suburb of ScarboroughThey drove the tables like they were ordinary vehicles throughout the coastal suburb of ScarboroughThey followed road rules stopping at red lights and maneuvering busy intersections They followed road rules stopping at red lights and maneuvering busy intersections

The statement posted by the police on Facebook saw numerous users defend the men who took on the task of designing and driving picnic tables.

‘With everything that’s going on in the world right now, I 100% agree that motorized picnic tables are of high concern and should without doubt be your main priority.

‘Please yellow sticker that table immediately,’ one user wrote sarcastically.

‘I don’t want to find this funny, my brain tells me that it is stupid and dangerous but my inner child thinks that it is hilarious and quite clever and possibly the funniest thing I have ever seen,’ said another user who struggled to not see the comical side of the prank.

However, some users saw the act as dangerous and did not commend the act.

‘OK for all the morons who claim the ‘fun’ police are ruining a good time. Perhaps you should look back about a week or two ago about the idiots riding shopping trolleys over east…One dead and the other injured. Police have better things to do than deal with idiots,’ said another user.

 Police believe the men may have also been drink driving the picnic tables

If caught by police they face a number of charges including driving an unregistered vehicle an unroadworthy vehicle and drink driving

Police and Road Safety Minister Liza Harvey told the West Australian police are very keen to find the men who took part in the stunt.

‘It’s putting other road users at risk and indeed putting those people on the toy at risk as well,’ she said.

Despite accepting a lot of people will find the men’s actions comical Ms Harvey emphasised it was still dangerous.

‘Those people with the motorised tables and chairs turned into one of the busiest intersections in Perth – West Coast Highway and Scarborough Beach Road – on an unlicensed, unregistered vehicle and it looked like they had been drinking as well.

‘To have something bizarre, like that particular vehicle, negotiating that intersection, could cause considerable confusion and possibly serious accidents as a result,’ she said. Police say they were putting themselves and other road users in dangerPolice say they were putting themselves and other road users in danger

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