Dashcam footage of a man deliberately throwing himself onto the bonnet and windscreen of a moving car in one of Hong Kong’s busiest districts has gone viral online. The footage shows a man intentionally running towards a moving car, pretending to be hit, and rolling on the ground. The incident took place in the bustling Mong Kok district of the city’s Kowloon peninsula at 2 am on January 1, 2023, and has led to speculation that the man was attempting to scam the car driver for compensation. In the video, the man can be seen running towards the front of the car and pressing his body against the windscreen before falling backwards and rolling onto the street. As he rolls around on the ground – a total of 77 times as counted from the footage – the passengers in the car can be heard shouting in surprise: “What is he doing? Why did he do that?” “He’s sitting on my car!” After the man eventually gets up and flees the scene, one of the shocked passengers in the car can be heard saying: “That’s ridiculous!” The video, uploaded on January 2 to a social media group, immediately sparked online debate and mixed reactions. Many people found it hilarious, saying they couldn’t help but count the number of revolutions the man made as he lay on the street in front of the car, with one saying: “I was counting and laughing the whole way.” Another described the would-be traffic accident victim as “a Mong Kok’s Neymar” in reference to Neymar the Brazilian football player who is infamous for feigning injury and on-field play-acting. Others described the man in the video as having “strong, powerful thighs, and clearly trained by a specialist”. Some said it seemed like a kind of New Year’s Eve show and that all his rolling about had made them dizzy. The police confirmed that a 27-year-old man, surnamed Tai, has been questioned in connection with the incident and was released on bail pending further investigation. In May 2021, a similar incident occurred in Mong Kok when a man pretended to be hit by a car and was recorded by an onboard camera, leading to an internet buzz at the time.