Chris Welford blocked the speed camera in revenge
Chris Welford had an hour to kill so stopped his car and put the boot up to block the camera on Cleveland Police's mobile van in Marske Road, Skelton.
His revenge came after he was slapped with a speeding ticket five years ago after passing his driving test on the same road in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire.
The off-shore worker, 23, from Skelton, said drivers beeped to thank him as he stood next to his 5 Series at lunchtime on Tuesday.
Chris Welford has been caught on the same road
People have been loving it – one person got in touch and said 'Not all heroes wear capes'
After sharing a photo of his stunt on Facebook, he said: "People have been loving it – one person got in touch and said 'Not all heroes wear capes'.
“I’ve been caught there in the past and just thought I would try and annoy them a little bit."
However Cleveland Police were less than impressed.
Mr Welford said he was visited hours later and warned he could have been hauled to court for harassment.
He said: "At one point an unmarked police car came past with two officers inside.
"But they just looked at me and kept driving.
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"There was at least one officer in the car but he just ignored me.
"The police came around later and I was told I was lucky as I could have been done for harassment.
"But everyone else was beeping their horns and seemed to support me."
Chris was caught on the same road five years ago
Social media users have hailed Mr Cleveland a “legend” for the hilarious stunt.
He told local newspaper, the Gazette: “They are there a lot, as drivers go down a bank and obviously pick up speed.
“When I first passed my test five years ago, I got a ticket there soon after but personally I don’t think it is an area of concern.
“There was a school there years ago but that was knocked down so I don’t think there is a real need for them to be there, which made it more satisfying.”