Hoverboarding Gunman Shoots Driver, Hovers Away

By Matt Novak on at

An alleged gunman in Texas pulled up to a car on his hoverboard, shot the driver, and made off on his two-wheeled scooter. This ain’t no Griff Tannen shenanigans.

Fox 4 in Dallas reports that the unnamed victim was shot at a Dallas petrol station around 4am local time. The hoverboarding suspect, described as a black man with dreadlocks, has yet to be found. The victim was shot in the arm and is expected to make a full recovery.

There has been a rise in hoverboard-related crimes, but typically they simply involve the baddies stealing the hoverboards themselves. This shooting is, of course, a new breed of crime. It’s the first case that would appear to involve a perpetrator using a hoverboard before, during, and after a shooting.

There’s no word yet on a motive. If there’s any justice in the world, the shooter’s hoverboard burst into flames shortly after the crime. [Fox 4]