Two policemen are filmed parking in a bus zone on a busy Sydney street so one could grab a pork roll from a nearby shop – but Australians are divided about whether it’s wrong
- The Sydney Name and Shame Facebook page recently posted the video
- It shows Highway Patrol officers parked in a bus zone while one gets lunch
- The man filming said the police car was blocking cars and buses in the zone
- Online comments were divided on the officers’ decision to park in the spot
A video of two policemen parking in a busy bus zone while one buys a pork roll from a bakery across the road has divided opinion online.
The video showed the highway patrol car parked in a bus zone on Forest Road at Hurstville in Sydney’s south.
One officer was shown waiting with the car while the other is filmed buying a roll from the King’s Hot Bread bakery across the road.
One officer was filmed buying his lunch from the King’s Hot Bread bakery on Forest Rd, Hurstville while the other waited in his car in the bus zone across the road
‘Here he is, got his lunch, good to go now,’ the man filming said as the officer returned to the car
The man who posted the video claimed police obstructed cars and buses while parked in the bus zone at Hurstville in Sydney’s south
‘You’re parked in a bus zone so your mate over there can get his hot roll,’ the man filming the video said to the officer at the car.
‘You told me once, the reason you’re parked in a bus zone with your lights on is so your mate over there can get his hot roll … his pork roll. Look at him,’ the man filming says.
‘Here he is, got his lunch, good to go now,’ the man said as the other officer returned with this lunch from the bakery.
The man then asked whether he will be subject to ‘retaliation’ from the officer for filming him, before saying, ‘Good work officer, good luck out there.’
He ended the video by claiming the officers thought they were above the law and said they were obstructing cars and buses.
While many commenting on the post agreed with the videographer’s objection to the policemen’s parking, many defended their action.
‘They can only park illegally when attending emergency or their duty,’ wrote one person. ‘Getting lunch is not one of them. We get a penalty notice for doing the same, they should too.’
The other officer filmed with the car as his colleague went to buy lunch across the road
But another person was among many who pointed out police may be called to an emergency at a moment’s notice.
‘What if they have a call out? What if you needed them in a hurry?
‘And for the muppet who filmed this, you would be the first person screaming and complaining if you were told, just wait please, officers are walking back to their car.’
NSW Police would not comment on the video when asked to by Daily Mail Australia.