Van operator covers wing mirror in spikes – leaving cyclists stunned

A Twitter user, who wishes to continue to be anonymous, spotted the decorator’s van with the strange modification in Cheadle, Bigger Manchester on Monday.

Photographs present dozens of sharp black spikes connected on to the left hand wing mirror of the black van which was spotted parked up at the facet of the highway.

The spiked wing mirror on the decorator's van.
The wing mirror is adorned with dozens of small spikes.

It seems to be wrapped in black tape, with dozens of tiny, sharp spikes attached and facing outward.

Social media buyers recommended that the modification might be aimed at cyclists because of to the spikes only getting attached to the passenger facet wing mirror.

On the other hand, the proprietor of the van, currently claimed he put in the spiked caps to discourage “little b******s” who have been ripping his wing mirror off.

Pictures of the van had been posted onto Twitter on Monday, captioned: “Seems to be a growing development in my area of including crude spikes to the passenger aspect wing mirror, typically in the sort of big screws via the mirror casing.

He added: “Revisited and here’s what it seems to be like. A crude mend? Strange that I have seen two other motor vehicles with this ‘repair’ in my spot recently.

“Disguised as a mend. in the realms of conspiracy now. What do you imagine?”

The tweet has gained more than 100 retweets and dozens of opinions from stunned social media users.

@kebablog said: “I just wonder if it retains acquiring broken whilst parked, so the structure is to harm what ever hits it somewhat than any anti pedestrian or cyclist thing.

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“Still very dodgy and need to be noted.”

@pedalmania then replied to this expressing: “I questioned about this, but if so you wouldn’t do it on just the passenger side.”

@keith_runs stated: “Wtf, why would an individual do this?”

@CrippledCyclist included: “That’s a weapon, and it is 100% intended to be so.

“Report it to the police, and if they really don’t just take it very seriously, smash the point off when you’re passing it parked up.”

@BowlerHatMan75 wrote: “Are they carrying out this to damage motorcyclists that try to crack mirrors for the duration of a road rage incident?”

@gazza_d explained: “Report it. That is insanely hazardous and looks deliberate.”

@champson added: “That needs a custodial sentence.”

@digitalfailure responded: “I’d imagine the insurance plan becoming invalidated as effectively as it currently being an undeclared modification.

“Whoever has performed that is unhinged”

The van with the spiked wing mirrors parked up.
The wing mirror is spiked to seemingly discourage vandals.

The cyclist who captured the images, today said: “I initially noticed it on Sunday even though on a walk but passed by all over again on Monday and took a photograph then.

“I shared it on Twitter in get to get people’s opinions on what accurately the modification is for.

“Most are indicating it couldn’t be intended for just about anything else but cyclists. We can under no circumstances know for guaranteed but that would be my guess.

“Even if the intentions are not there it is however been perceived as an acceptable modification – I have previously spotted these on two other motor vehicles very last week.

“I was unhappy that my nearby law enforcement didn’t respond but Surrey Highway Cops provided up and mentioned it’s a deadly weapon.

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“After accumulating thoughts on Twitter I made the decision to report it to 101.

“At to start with I wasn’t positive what I was reporting but ended up reporting it as an unlawful modification to a auto. but in some way that did not feel to include it.

“I spoke to a skeptical phone handler who claimed ‘she would move it on’.

Speaking these days, operator of the van Jonathan Tomney, 41, explained: “I’m sick to loss of life of my home being vandalised.

“Every Saturday night time when I park the van up somebody I set the spike on.

“I only place it on in excess of the weekends to stop my assets from becoming vandalised.”

“I just hope that if 1 of the minor b******s tries to consider my wing mirror yet again they’ll sever their hand.”