New York City's top cop says he doesn't understand the hover board craze.
"I think that anyone that buys one of those things is out of their mind," NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a news conference Tuesday.
These Hover boards are basically self-balancing electronic scooters, which were a top seller for Christmas gifts in the USA. However, they have been found to be extremely dangerous with spontaneous flames and dreadful wounds.
Bratton said the City Council plans to draft legislation that will say where and how the gizmos can be used — but it sounded like he rather they just disappear.
"We live in an extraordinarily crowded city. We have a hard enough time walking down the street, let alone hovering down," he said.
Federal regulators are investigating the safety of the Hover Boards, following which at least one retailer, Overstock.com has stopped the sale of these products.
Mike Tyson, landed flat on his back after fooling around with one of these boards at his home, and a Catholic priest was suspended after whizzing up and down the aisle at a Laguna Church as he sang and prayed among the 3rd most populous country for Christians.
Watch Mike Tyson fall here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACGeWm8dcu8
The priest was applauded for his original approach, but officials with the Diocese of San Pablo where not as pleased, and suspended him immediately.
Watch video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=KGI9yRRVQm8
“As a way of greeting his parishioners, the priest sang a Christmas song, while going around the nave standing on a hover-board,” it said. “That was wrong.”
It condemned the priest’s behaviour as an attempt to “capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people”, and said he would “spend some time to reflect on this past event”. San Pablo officials said in a statement Tuesday.