- Apr 5, 2010
Who knew? Scooter-mounted flamethrowers apparently illegal in UK [w/video]
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?