Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Police hunt for speedster autobahn skateboarder

Share this article

Police hunt for speedster autobahn skateboarder
Photo: Screenshot from YouTube.
14:20 CEST+02:00
German police said on Wednesday they were looking for a skateboarder who was filmed travelling around 100 kilometres (60 miles) an hour on the autobahn.

The skater can be seen on video-sharing website YouTube hanging onto a motorbike to get up to speed before letting go and whizzing downhill along a motorway in southern Germany.

German autobahns often have no speed restrictions but the picturesque stretch of road concerned outside Göppingen near Stuttgart has a limit of 80 kilometres per hour.

According to press reports the man, dressed in the video in a red and black jumpsuit and an aerodynamic white helmet, is a stuntman and well-known international downhill skater. A comment on YouTube suggested he was Canadian.

But police were not amused, with spokesman Uli Stoeckle telling AFP on Wednesday they were trying to find the skater and that he was being investigated for dangerous behaviour.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.