Police put brakes on rocket-powered skateboarder in outback Qld

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 — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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