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Aussie Charged With Riding A Rocket-Powered Skateboard

Of all the things to pick up a fine for from the cops, this one has to be up there as one of the best.

Queensland man, Eddie McDonald, has just been fined $154 for belting down a residential street on his rocket-powered skateboard on Saturday to the sound of a cheering crowd.

According to the ABC, 24-year old Eddie had strapped legal rockets to his skateboard with the aid of duct tape before blasting off down the street achieving speeds of 60km/h.

The good news is that the fine hasn’t turned Eddie off. He wants to do it again, this time with bigger rockets.

We don’t condone breaking the law, but if you absolutely must do it, do it in style. With rockets. [ABC]

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