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Police in Kingston, South-West London were called out to a bizarre Halloween prank at 04:40 GMT on Sunday.
Five pranksters dressed as traffic cones were caught standing in the middle of the road, blocking the way for buses and taxis in the early hours of the morning.
Dan Theochari’s tweet was shared more than 500 times within hours of being posted.
After a night out, Dan Theochari told the Evening Standard:
"I didn't actually see the police I was waiting for a taxi but I saw it and it made me laugh."
Kingston Police saw the funny side, calling the event “very interesting.”
In other Halloween shenanigans, more than 200 masked bikers raced down an eight mile stretch of south London on a “Halloween Rideout.”
In an event that has been likened to a scene from ‘Mad Max;’ motorbikes, mopeds and quadbikes were witnessed roaring through the streets.
From Lambeth to Bromley riders could be seen tearing through the streets. Organisers of the event claimed that it was in protest against the lack space for legal stunt riders.
However the event has been met with much hostility as locals took to social media to complain. Witnesses say that the actions of the riders were extremely dangerous as they were “driving the wrong way down the road, driving on the pavements and doing wheelies.”
Midori Cumming, who was out trick-or-treating with her five and seven year old sons, said they “ran for their lives” when the bikers raced towards her along the pavement.
“I just pushed my sons back against a shop front and they shot past us.” Her husband Andy Cumming added: “When my wife and sons got home they were in tears.”
Police in Battersea said they were investigating the event after receiving calls connecting to large groups of motorcyclists riding “anti-socially.”
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