Police are sworn to serve and protect but one officer in Germany did entirely the opposite, all by accident of course.
Video taken from the helmet camera of a motorcycle rider captured the whole incident, and it has quickly gone viral.
The footage showed the motorcyclist riding down a two-lane road flanked by houses and buildings.
As the rider approached a cross road, a police car could be seen to the right, waiting to turn onto the same road.
While the car was initially at a stop, it didn’t stay there to let the motorcycle pass.
Instead, the police vehicle swung out to turn left onto the road, crashing straight into the bike in the process.
Luckily the rider was able to jump off their bike before it went under the wheel of the car.
Posted on YouTube, the video was captioned: “A nice example of the fact that the police can also make mistakes.”
The filmmaker went onto explain that no one was hurt and the crash was sorted out with the “friendly policeman” without any issues.
It has been viewed 200,000 times on Imgur, with a caption: “Well that is embarrassing”.
One viewer joked: “The cop is ALWAYS right”.
Another shared: “This is why I always wear my GoPro.”
The footage showed a slow car driving in a fast lane. A police car, right behind it, turned its lights on and flashed the driver.
The driver, realising they needed to pull over, quickly crossed all the lanes to the slow lane.
Realising their work was done, the police officer didn’t pull the car over, and instead turned their lights off and overtook the slow car.