A terminally-ill man has been arrested by six cops after he flashed his bottom at a speed camera.
55-year-old Darrel Meekcom, who was given the devastating news that he had multiple system atrophy, explained that he bared his bottom at the speed camera because it was on his bucket list.
However, the officer did not see the funny side and flagged the act as an ‘indecent exposure.’
Only 20 minutes after he flashed his bottom, three police cars parked outside the property of Mr. Meekcom, who also has heart and kidney problems and Parkinson’s Disease.
In the video filmed by his wife Sarah, the father-of-two can be heard telling the officers: “Have you never wanted to moonie a speed camera? Well I did.”
He was then taken to the station before he was released under investigation.
In the video, Mr. Meekcom calmly told officers: “I’m terminally ill, I won’t be able to breathe like this. This is ridiculous – I moonied a speed camera. I moonied a speed camera.”
A female officer can be heard responding: “Well that is a significant statement that you have just made to us.”
Mr. Meekcom then said: “I’m quite happy to say that because it was one off my bucket list.
“I’ve just been diagnosed with multiple system atrophy. I’m terminally ill, I’ve got a very short time to live and it was one off my bucket list. Have you never wanted to moonie a speed camera? Well I did.”
Mr. Meekcom later shared: “I was simply gobsmacked that I got arrested for mooning a speed camera.
“It is something I had always wanted to do because I’d been caught by them a couple of times for silly speeds like 35mph in a 30 zone and it always bugged me.
“When I was given the diagnosis last month, my wife suggested drawing up a bucket list and that was one of the items on there that I’ve now crossed off at some price.”
Speaking about the moment he showed his bottom at a speed camera, Mr. Meekcom said: “I got out the car and flashed my bum. I pulled my trousers up and got back in the car. I didn’t think anything of it, it was a good laugh.
“I came home and within 20 minutes there was a police van outside. They were banging on the window.
“Within another five minutes three squad cars turned up. I said to my wife there’s no way I’m going out there. I hadn’t done anything wrong.”
“I was too scared to go out. It was quite frightening really,” he added. After he was released from custody, he suffered two seizures.
Mr. Meekcom said that life expectancy after a diagnosis of multiple system atrophy is around six years but it varies from person to person.
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