Skateboards and bicyclists sometimes like to do stunts. In a park designed for that, it’s a fun activity. But doing stunts on an interstate is another thing entirely. One man from Sulphur found that out after he got arrested for skateboarding down the I-210 bridge. KPLC reports.
In the 1970s, a video was shot of a skateboarder going down the bridge. A 26-year-old man from Sulphur recreated the video and admitted it to the police after his arrest. A car following the skateboarder filmed the stunt as he rolled over the bridge. The footage also captured several vehicles trying to pass him.
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The police arrested the man after the footage was put on Facebook. They chastised him for putting himself and other drivers at risk. They also charged him with a rare crime, aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce. If he is convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison because the act could have endangered human life.
The skateboarder said that the stunt was not worth it and that it was a once-in-a-lifetime act. There’s the potential for people to copycat though. Others have called for him to repeat it on the other side of the bridge. Hopefully, no one will try it.