A fare dodger was spotted clinging to the back of a double-decker bus during rush hour on a busy main road to save paying the £4 fare in what has been branded an "astonishingly stupid" stunt.
Electrician Paul Edwards was shocked to see the man hanging on to the back of the yellow bus in Bournemouth last Friday.
The man, who was seen wearing a hoody, tracksuit bottoms and woolly hat, is thought to have hitched a lift for at least a quarter of a mile.
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Paul, 33, from Bournemouth, said: "I couldn't believe it when I saw the man clinging onto the back of the bus.
"He must have been hanging on for at least a quarter of a mile. When he got to the traffic lights he got off to see if the lights had changed and the bus driver must have seen him in her mirror.
"The lights went green but she got out the bus to talk to him and he ran off. I've never seen anything like it before in my life."
Paul later posted the picture on his Facebook page with the caption: "Forgot I snapped this p*****k on Friday!! £4 for a day ticket!!"
Jenni Wilkinson, head of marketing at Yellow Buses, said: "This behaviour is incredibly dangerous and could easily be fatal.
"It is also astonishingly stupid, not to mention illegal. When this came to our attention, we informed the police who are monitoring the situation.
"We would urge anyone who sees such anti-social and dangerous behaviour to call us and alert the police.
"It is not only putting the individual at great danger but other road users and pedestrians as well."