A MAN filmed himself being driven around while sitting on the BONNET of a taxi after a night out after claiming to have had an argument with the driver.
The shocking incident took place in Sunderland at the weekend when the man known only as "Glen" asked a cabbie to take an injured man to hospital.
He claims to have come across the bleeding stranger after going out for a drink, but the driver refused to help.
Glen then claims to have stood in front of the car - when the driver began to pull away, forcing Glen up on to the bonnet.
They then drove around the city for at least four and a half minutes with Glen still on the bonnet as the driver fails to stop.
Captions on the incredible video read: "So I ask a taxi driver to take this lad with [a] broken nose to hospital.
“Now I never knew the lad personally, but the taxi would not take him.
“So I stood [in front] of the taxi and he just pulled away with me on the front of his bonnet.
“Next thing I know I’m getting driven [through] Sunderland on the front of a taxi bonnet surfing.
“Thankfully the police stopped us and I did not press charges as we all do silly things.”
Glen can be heard saying in the video: “Excuse me, I’m like on a taxi.
“The lad needed to go to hospital and all of a sudden he pulled away and I’m on the f*****g bonnet!
“I think this is quite illegal, but I’m not sure.”
He can even be heard arguing with the driver as they’re driving along.
Glen yells: “You might as well pull over and I’ll punch your f*****g head in, ‘cause I feel like killing you at the minute!”
“I’ve come out for a drink and this is what’s happened – I’m going to f*****g Southwick on a bonnet.”
“You might as well keep on going son, I’m nearly home!”
Another two taxis, appearing to be from the same firm, overtake the taxi towards the end of the clip, which may be when police intervened.
Off camera, a woman’s voice can be heard saying “What are you doing?” to which Glen replies: “I’ve got it all on camera for you pet.”
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We are aware of a video circulating on social media which shows a man riding on the bonnet of a moving vehicle in Sunderland in the early hours of Saturday (November 10).
“Police have identified the individuals involved and an investigation is ongoing.
“We would like to stress that this kind of behaviour is incredibly dangerous and could have potentially fatal consequences.”
A petition calling for Erewash cabbies to be allowed to have fully-tinted windows in their taxis has been rejected over fears that vehicles could be used to enable the abuse of vulnerable children and adults.