US Customs and Borders Protection has seized over 16,000 counterfeit hoverboards. The trendy death-wheelies are sitting in a warehouse in Chicago awaiting processing. Since they can’t be sold, they’ll be destroyed.
That’s 16,000 small housefires, mercifully avoided. Somewhere, Russell Crowe sheds a single tear.
Update 2:30pm: “They will ultimately get destroyed,” US Customs and Borders Protection public affairs officer Kris Grogan told Gizmodo.
Images: US Customs and Borders Protection Flickr