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Police put brakes on rocket-powered skateboarder in outback

Post by max Headroom » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:38 pm

What a criminal.

A man has been issued with a ticket for riding a rocket-propelled skateboard on the main street of a western Queensland town.

Police in Barcaldine, east of Longreach, spotted the skateboarder on Oak Street about 10:00pm (AEST) on Saturday.

District officer Inspector Michael Fawcett says the man was not wearing a helmet and officers were surprised to witness the dangerous incident.

"They noticed him activate something that looked like a rocket that was attached to the rear of the skateboard," he said.

"When they did actually catch up with him, he'd actually duct taped a small rocket to the skateboard and was using that to propel himself down the road.

"I understand the rocket was commercially available. On talking to the officers there, they didn't notice that it made a whole heap of difference to his speed."

Inspector Fawcett says he has never heard of anything quite like it before.

"There is funnily enough a ticket for using a rocket-propelled vehicle on a road and I suspect this might be the only ever ticket issued for that particular offence in Queensland," he said.
"The bottom line is that we've got someone riding a skateboard at night, on the main road, no helmet, in probably a dangerous situation."
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Re: Police put brakes on rocket-powered skateboarder in outb

Post by Globalmyths » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:00 pm

Always wear a safety helmet. Naughty man
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Re: Police put brakes on rocket-powered skateboarder in outb

Post by Tweedlady » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:31 pm

NUTCASE!! :roll:

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Re: Police put brakes on rocket-powered skateboarder in outb

Post by memor » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:00 pm

WHO ????

Inspector Fawcett or the Skateboarder ????
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Re: Police put brakes on rocket-powered skateboarder in outb

Post by mrp » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:51 am

I like how plod was more concerned about the lack of knee pads than running into some poor unfortunate...
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Re: Police put brakes on rocket-powered skateboarder in outb

Post by Tweedlady » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:02 am

memor wrote:WHO ????

Inspector Fawcett or the Skateboarder ????
BOTH.... :)









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Re: Police put brakes on rocket-powered skateboarder in outback

Post by memor » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:00 am

Peek a Booo !

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