Skateboarder Wields Ax on SoCal Freeway, Leads CHP on High-Speed Chase
A sick new move that has rocked the skateboarding world in a way not seen since Tony Hawk's historic "900" was completed near The Birdman's hometown of San Diego this week.
That's right, authorities allege that 24-year-old Thomas Robert Landry of San Diego executed the "5150" flawlessly, starting with an ax-wielding freak out in the center of the 15 freeway and culminating with a high-speed chase and a police dog take-down.
Authorities say it all started about 9:30 a.m. yesterday when the CHP started getting calls about an pick-ax-wielding, shirtless skateboarder riding and walking along the center median on the 15 freeway near Overland Drive in Temecula, according to San Diego's North County Times.
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After authorities tried to praise his street skills, Landry went for his nearby Honda Civic and allegedly led them on a car chase north at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, according to the report.
Ultimately cops caught up with the Civic and nudged it into a pursuit-ending spin with a "PIT maneuver," but Landry's trick wasn't over just yet:
Part of the deal is not giving up and getting bitten by a canine, apparently. And so it was.
Landy was hospitalized (of course), and destined for jail, according to the N.C. Times: Drug use was suspected. Such maneuvers require, at the least, liquid courage.
Legendary? Yes. Worth it? Not sure.
And, of course: Don't try this at home kids.
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