Someone used a hoverboard to carry out a drive-by shooting and got away

Not the fastest getaway vehicle.
Not the fastest getaway vehicle.
Image: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
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As if hoverboards, the self-balancing scooters that were everywhere last year, were not already getting enough bad press, now one of them may be an accessory in a crime. A hoverboard has been used as the getaway vehicle for a drive-by shooting in Texas, KDFW Fox 4 reported today (Mar. 3).

A man on a hoverboard rolled up to a car driving in Dallas early this morning, shot a person, and somehow managed to evade capture by the police. This is curious, since the average hoverboard has a top speed of about 6 mph, the pace of a light jog for most.

“Police searched the immediate area for the suspect, but he managed to glide away from capture,” according to Fox.