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Astonishing moment a man in a car park does a cartwheel to escape police

One way to try a getaway! Astonishing moment a man in a car park does a cartwheel to try and escape from police trying to pin him down

  • Footage posted online showed an unnamed man cartwheeling in Florida
  • The amateur acrobat blocked a truck at the Florida Mall in Orlando on Monday
  • A police officer tried to arrest the man but he evaded the officer’s grip
  • The man performed a final cartwheel before he was arrested and handcuffed 

A man has been filmed escaping from a police officer’s grip and performing a cartwheel before he was finally pinned down and handcuffed.

Footage posted online showed the unnamed man cartwheeling across a car park outside the Florida Mall at the Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida, on Monday.

At the beginning of the clip the man seemed to be blocking a truck and directed his gaze towards the driver as he performed a number of stunts.

Eventually he gestured a cross sign over his body and lay down on the tarmac.

The man dramatically threw his white baseball cap across the car park towards the truck – sparking laughter in those watching nearby.

He later said 'I'm sorry' as he was handcuffed (pictured)

Footage posted online showed the unnamed man cartwheeling, left, across a car park outside the Florida Mall at the Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida, on Monday.  He was later arrested and handcuffed, right

Fitting in time for one more cartwheel the man was eventually pulled to the ground and handcuffed as a police officer aggressively shouted: 'You do not f***ing move!'

Fitting in time for one more cartwheel the man was eventually pulled to the ground and handcuffed as a police officer aggressively shouted: ‘You do not f***ing move!’

Later in the clip a Sheriff Orange County officer tried to arrest the man, but he managed to escape the officer’s grip.

Fitting in time for one more cartwheel the man was eventually pulled to the ground and handcuffed as a police officer aggressively shouted: ‘You do not f***ing move!’

When he was pulled up to his knees the man apologized, saying: ‘I’m sorry. I’m sorry.’ 

It is not known if he was charged with a crime.  

Eventually he gestured a cross sign over his body and lay down on the tarmac for a short rest

Eventually he gestured a cross sign over his body and lay down on the tarmac for a short rest

The video has been shared on social media sites and gained over 50K views across different platforms.

One user wrote: ‘That goofy cartwheel cost them ample getaway time. But it sure looked fun.’

One added: ‘He seems like a glass half full kinda guy, I dig it.’

Another said: ‘The perfect getaway.’

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