Illegally parked car jumps off transporter – and is caught on videoHow would you react if you returned to your car to find it on the back of a tow truck about to be confiscated for illegal parking?

Most of us would put it down to bad luck. But the driver of this Vauxhall Astra in Walthamstow, East London, thought otherwise: they leaped into it, whacked it into reverse and successfully pulled off a Dukes of Hazzard style jump off the transporter.

The video was captured by a parking contractor, before being published online by Waltham Forest Council.

By the time police arrived, the driver had left the scene. It’s believed they were not the registered keeper of the car, and as such it’s not been possible to trace them.

The ominous scraping sound at the end of the video suggests they may not have got far…