Florida Man Tries to Escape Cops On His Hoverboard, Fails

Hoverboards don’t work on Clearwater. GIF by Andrew Liszewski

Hoverboards are useful little tools if you want to roll closer to God or start a large fire. Increasingly though, they’re being used as getaway vehicles for criminals, which happened again this past weekend in Florida.

Police in the city of Clearwater were investigating a “known drug residence” last Sunday when they encountered a 2o-year-old man who smelled strongly of marijuana. When a cop approached the man, he attempted to escape on his hoverboard, although that didn’t really work out for him, as you can see from the arrest report.

The suspect admitted “he messed up”

Clearwater police also released security camera footage that captured the suspect fleeing, although it looks like it’s dated 2015 for some reason:

[The Smoking Gun]


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