• Apr 5, 2010
Colin Furze and his flame-throwing scooter – Click above to watch the video after the break

Public Service Announcement: Apparently, it is illegal to mount a reverse-pointing flame thrower on the back of a scooter in the United Kingdom. Who knew? Not our man Colin Furze of Lincolnshire, England, that's for sure.

The 30-year-old Furze created a wicked awesome video of himself and the scooter, which allegedly showed him using the two-wheeler on the highway with the flame thrower attached. Want to see for yourself? Done. Click on past the break. Police spotted the videos on the Interwebs and promptly arranged to meet up with him.

According to Lincolnshire Police, "A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an object converted to a firearm on Thursday. He was released on unconditional bail.'' That man is reported to be none other than Furze. Maximum penalty if found guilty? A prison sentence of five to seven years at Crown Court. What kind of world do we live in when an "anti-tailgating" flame thrower lands a man in jail?

[Source: Telegraph]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      He was just in his driveway. You can get arrested for doing that in your driveway in England?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Please read the following quote:

        "..video of himself and the scooter, which allegedly showed him using the two-wheeler on the highway with the flame thrower attached.."

        • 4 Years Ago
        yeah I watched it. he was in his driveway.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This could be used for a good thing. It could be used to stop all those run-a-way Toyotas.
      Instead of shooting flames, make it shoot Ford brochures...guaranteed to stop them in their tracks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is the nanny state going too far?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Unless you are British you have nothing to say in the matter.

        Americans naturally see everything in the light of their states, politics and culture. This is quite normal and acceptable to most Europeans. We don't see the state as the enemy.

        This "flaming" idiot has built a weapon that could cause great harm to other people, he should not be allowed to ride around on a flame thrower! If he keeps it at home it's fine [in my eyes], but if he's a fool and really intended to use it on other motorists he deserves to lose it and whatever punishment he gets. When should the police take it away, before or after he causes harm?

        P.S. Guns are fine and not at all similar. If you point a gun at another driver your intent/potential is legally very clear. You can't argue you were only "playing" then...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Take that tailgaters! :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      A flame-throwing scooter is none the less still a lame scooter.
      • 4 Years Ago
      So how much does that police department pay someone to sit on their ass all day feeding at the public trough while trolling the internet ?
      Simply disgusting !
        • 4 Years Ago
        Probably $0. I'm sure someone brought this to their attention. If you advertise your (illegal) 'coolness' on the interwebs, the law is going to find out. Viral videos don't magically avoid cops.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Firearm? That's even a stretch for the freedom-fearing folks in jolly ole England. No projectile, no firearm.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Being a weapon doesn't make it a firearm. No way should he have it on a road-going vehicle, but to call it a firearm is completely inaccurate.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Eh? You mean to imply that a flame thrower is not a weapon?

        Of course Colin Furze, unless he is a complete donut, knew that his contraption was illegal. He'll be fined and everything will be forgotten within a week.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Furze has the unfortunate privilege of living in a police state where thieves have more legal rights than honest blokes. No surprise his fireworks are illegal.
      • 4 Years Ago
      5 to 7 years? That's pretty steep...
        • 4 Years Ago
        good luck finding a jury anywhere in the US that will send a man to prison for shooting a man who is robbing him
        • 4 Years Ago
        he was referring to england where it is illegal to defend yourself
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not much if your state law has "no duty to retreat while in home" Castle Doctrine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Guess what you get if you beat up the guy breaking into your home?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's something I am seriously considering to install on my car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait, it's the UK and they needed YouTube to see video of something?


      What?
        • 4 Years Ago
        They don't actually have cameras everywhere despite American media reports to the contrary..
      • 4 Years Ago
      If James Bond owned a scooter..... Good job, Q.
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