In a video that has garnered almost a million views since it was posted last week, a London police stops a cyclist for riding in a bicycle lane.
When the officer is told that the lane is designated for cyclists, he quickly smirks and apologizes.
“You're right. Sorry! I've not seen the cycle path,” the officer said.
The awkward, yet civilized encounter has led many internet users to draw comparisons between London’s Finest and America’s police.
“Here in the states the cops would have simply attacked him, then arrested him for assaulting an officer, because they don't like to be made to feel as dim as they really are,” said one user.