Biker used panties to dodge fines

2012-05-02 08:14

Johannesburg - A motorbiker used a pair of panties to cover his registration plate to avoid being caught speeding in Johannesburg, according to a report on Wednesday.

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan police eventually stopped the biker and his passenger with the help of a helicopter, after a high-speed chase, The Star reported.

The incident happened on Tuesday morning on the N17 highway. The man eventually pulled over at the exit near Rand Airport when he realised he could not outrun a police helicopter hovering above him.

Ekurhuleni metro police spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago told the newspaper ground units could not keep up with the biker, who was travelling about 200km/h.

The panties were used to cover the bike's number plate, to stop him being identified on speed cameras.

The driver was expected to appear in the Germiston Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on a charge of defeating the ends of justice and reckless driving.

  • Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-05-02 08:21


      Preshen - 2012-05-02 08:33

      Where they Granny panties ?

      Bless Boswell - 2012-05-02 08:43

      Is that granny or granny's panties? :)

      rbphiri - 2012-05-02 11:03

      I bet those are his own panties.

      Danie - 2012-05-02 11:40

      look on facebook under the complimentary breakfeast (jacaranda fm) they have a pic...

      Tgif - 2012-05-02 12:08

      I can see the cracks appearing in the biker's explanation.

      Thabang - 2012-05-02 12:30

      No wonder why panties sales have increased. Recently I have seen a lot of bikers in lingerie shops.

      Pagla - 2012-05-02 12:58

      Skid Marks

      Butter - 2012-05-02 18:33

      I guess they were his panties!!!!!!

  • tednhet - 2012-05-02 08:21

    I hope they were clean

      John - 2012-05-02 08:41

      no skid marks

      Gieljam - 2012-05-02 10:52

      Next thing he will be riding with a bra draped over his headlights....

      rbphiri - 2012-05-02 11:04

      Will the panties be used in court as evidence?

      rbphiri - 2012-05-02 11:05

      If he used a wonder bra he wouldve gotten away becoz cops would be wondering where he is

  • lmadikwe - 2012-05-02 08:23 got to love SA

  • bobby.mykonos - 2012-05-02 08:26

    Think Bike I'm actually surprised he even had a number plate. I've spent enough time on Joburg roads to know that most big bikes don't have plates at all.

      Leon - 2012-05-02 08:33

      i commute daily using my bike, which has a numer plate, and ive only seen one bike this year without a number plate.

      bobby.mykonos - 2012-05-02 08:43

      I drive on the M1 and N1 every day and I actively keep track (Yeah traffic is boring). At least 1 in 3 bikes does not have a plate. The same bikes that ride in the emergency lane and through the construction lanes. Maybe you don't see as many bikes as I do because you don't have to sit in 1st gear the whole way with bikes passing you on all sides. PS I'm not bitter about bikes not getting stuck in traffic. I choose the safety of a car over the convenience of a bike.

      rbphiri - 2012-05-02 11:08

      Oh Leon put a panty in it.

  • branden.hart - 2012-05-02 08:29

    Excellent, now a good reporting news site would have a photo. And the question is - what was the girlfriend wearing :):)

      rbphiri - 2012-05-02 11:08


      Burtfred - 2012-05-02 14:10

      She was wearing the panties

  • Loo - 2012-05-02 08:35

    BRILLIANT bwahahahahahaha .. " That surely spelt " Your Ass" to scamral

  • CoenraadvanderZanden - 2012-05-02 08:36

    JMPD should really not get their nickers in a knot over this...

  • Rowan Cranston - 2012-05-02 08:39

    A whole new meaning to the word "hotrod"

  • thedobrev - 2012-05-02 08:39

    Shame man... this oke is going to court for just having some fun! SA should learn from some European States and regulate h-ways like an Autobahn, keeping the right-most lane for high-speed and overtaking ONLY (and NO trucks!), and the rest of the lanes like normal. Need to test this somehow...

      James - 2012-05-02 09:38

      The far right lane in SA is for over taking only dude.

      kaleja - 2012-05-02 12:22

      James is right. Since I could read the right lane has ALWAYS been for overtaking only... Problem is: the law is never upheld and therefore disrespected...

      Rob - 2012-05-02 12:40

      This is Africa, bright spark! If such a lane would exist, taxis would be using it and trucks would use it as a passing lane and take 5 km to move back again.

      SergeD69 - 2012-05-02 19:59

      Sorry that the chap got caught...

      SaleƩ - 2012-05-20 20:47

      @Tuner - the lane has existed for decades! Rule #1 - keep left, pass right.

  • Danny - 2012-05-02 08:49

    Seeing that the Metro police chief in Pretoria has fake plateson his bike and car, what is the problem???

      SergeD69 - 2012-05-02 20:00

      Problem is real panties...

  • Thoka - 2012-05-02 08:49

    That must have been sexy. to catch the eye of the officer

      rbphiri - 2012-05-02 11:11

      His lucky he didn't cover it with KFC, otherwise all traffic officials would be after him.

  • Master - 2012-05-02 09:11

    But Your Honor I was going so fast my passenger panties just flew off and wrapped around my plates it was not intentional

      SergeD69 - 2012-05-02 20:01

      Good one!

  • DJPJVS - 2012-05-02 09:11

    I ask this man be released because it was a non-violent offence. And Shaik is practically out, so why not him

  • Sivuyile - 2012-05-02 09:18

    I don't think it was a G string may be a full Panty

      Mark - 2012-05-02 09:43

      You speak now like a boertjie. It's a pair of "panties", not a "panty".

      Michael - 2012-05-03 08:00

      Mark - if you want to comment about the way a boertjie would say it then at least get it correct: i.e. pant

  • i2meleng - 2012-05-02 09:22

    She pulled quite a lekker stunt - the art of removing panties while speeding at 200kmh. *Dead for days*

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-05-02 14:19

      yeah... it was quite a cunning stunt. lol

      Peter - 2012-05-02 15:16

      Nice one Frans!

  • Florence - 2012-05-02 09:26

    The government is responsible for this guys actions. The poor biker is suffering from a dire financial stress inflicted by the government, SACP and the rest. What the biker did is nothing but simply easing some financial relief by dodging fines. What's the fuss we have criminals 30 000 of them coming to roam our streets and commit serious atrocities.

  • Stille - 2012-05-02 09:50

    Motorbiker - is that even a word?

  • Vic - 2012-05-02 09:52

    Bet his pillion passenger was pantiless, and cops got their nickers in a knot !

      Terry - 2012-05-02 10:06

      The pillion passenger's name was Nicolas (or Knickerless).

  • Kgaugelo - 2012-05-02 09:54

    ladies dont be mad if u find panties in your man's car

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-02 09:57

    Heybo they chase a guy with a helicopter but they cant put them in game parks to site poachers,south africa has got no chance being run into the ground by a bunch of sissies.

  • ben.bezuidenhout3 - 2012-05-02 10:01

    Was it by any chance a g-string?

  • Tuskal - 2012-05-02 10:03

    And people just decide they wanna spend time in jail or pay thousands of rands - njeeee, unnecesarily... I envy them.

  • bakgatkeys - 2012-05-02 10:29

    People are getting smarter everyday, and i personally think that there will be someone out there who will figure out how to dodge the e-toll aswell

      Peter - 2012-05-02 15:18

      Jip ... don't buy a tag. Panties over number plates -- front and rear.

  • Sharon - 2012-05-02 10:33

    This is happening regularly. More and more motorbikes do not have number plates at all or they are not visible. If there were routine road blocks and police checking this would not be happening but it has been allowed to spiral out of control to now become the norm.

      Nel - 2012-05-02 22:08


  • zaid.orrie - 2012-05-02 10:46

    It was an emergency your Honor, clothes drier broken and raining at home. My gf ran out of clean undies...seriaaasss!!

  • Khulekani - 2012-05-02 11:22

    hope they were clean lol

  • rianette.kemp - 2012-05-02 11:24

    caught with his pant(ie)s down?

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-05-02 11:41

    A little sign of the criminal we breeding. The tighter we strangle the poor the more crime. And the more crime the less life is worth

  • Steve - 2012-05-02 12:45

    That's novel!

  • Pagla - 2012-05-02 13:00

    Its thong to speed....I mean wrong, its wrong to speed;)

      Dan - 2012-05-02 16:50

      bet the cops' eyes never left the as*, i mean 'target'!

      Nel - 2012-05-02 22:05


  • Soon - 2012-05-02 13:40

    Better than those s##t marks on some of the german cars no. plates its for the same reason

  • henry.lemke - 2012-05-02 14:08

    Makes me feel like being in JHB again

  • Antonio - 2012-05-02 14:14

    They should charge him for the helicopter's fuel expenses too. What a waste of taxpayers' money.

      Mike - 2012-05-03 12:30

      Indeed a waste, they should use the helicopter to prevent REAL CRIME

  • Vincent - 2012-05-02 14:40

    Who's panties were these? What size were they? Any lady who's panties got lost, open a theft case at the police station near you.#hiding plates ka penty#

  • Malungisa - 2012-05-02 15:17

    People are get robbed everyday still the traffic are still chasing a panties

      Dan - 2012-05-02 16:47

      what are you saying, dude? retards...they just keep multiplying everyday!

      Tinky - 2012-05-03 11:45

      Malungisa - We all know you are the 1 person who "disliked" Dan's comment!

  • Danny - 2012-05-02 15:44


  • Julie - 2012-05-02 17:53

    What next?

  • faannagel - 2012-05-02 17:59

    panty is like a vw beetle..always in the way when you're in a hurry.!

  • Jack - 2012-05-02 18:38

    Jst wondering abt da panties size hope was not xxxxL lol

  • kenny.nagel1 - 2012-05-02 19:41

    Dare I comment how he was driving...??? ;-)

  • Shanan - 2012-05-02 23:36

    You go, sounds inspirational. Keep riding

  • Liz - 2012-05-03 09:59

    hahahah how enterprising !

  • Liko - 2012-05-03 10:54

    whose panties his wife /girlfriend maybe

  • nina.ignjatov - 2012-05-03 12:09

    Maybe I need to use panties on my number plates hee hee!!! Granny Panties!!!

  • ross.hampton.cole - 2012-05-03 12:19

    His girlfriend must have had a big butt

  • Saamprater - 2012-05-03 15:53

    Must've been a small numberplate

  • thombela.isaac - 2012-05-03 19:29

    May be he wasn't hiding the number plate, maybe the panties were wet he was trying to dry them up...

  • Andrew - 2012-05-03 21:32


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