By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 07:30 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 07:42 BST, 3 May 2019
A police officer has been caught hiding in a bush by the side of the road in a sneaky ploy to catch speeding cars.
A shocked passenger in a car spotted the camouflaged policeman on a road in Petrie, north of Brisbane, at about 1pm on Friday, and took pictures.
The driver of the car later shared them to a local Facebook group as a warning to others using the road.
The driver, who said the officer was hidden deep within shrubs in the middle of four lane road, wanted to know whether the officer's tactics were even legal.
A police officer has been caught hiding in the bush on the side of the road in a sneaky ploy to catch speeding cars
The pictures were taken in Petrie, north of Brisbane, at about 1pm on Friday and were shared to the North Lakes Community Facebook group
'Is a copper actually allowed to crouch in the hedges in the middle of the road?' she wrote.
The woman clarified she was not speeding and had not used her phone behind the wheel as it was her passenger who had taken the pictures of the policeman.
In the photos, taken at differing angles, the officer is seen holding a mobile speed camera.
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