Hoon arrested after his 'skidnominate' airs on breakfast tv
Drivers posting videos of themselves online doing illegal skids, then nominating their mates to do it too, has caught the attention of police.PT0M59S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-317qj 620 349 January 22, 2014
He thought he was being cool. Police, however, did not.
While working last Thursday, officers at Dandenong station were intrigued by a segment on breakfast program Sunrise about "online idiots risking their lives".
The clips showcased young Australian men "going to extreme lengths" for their few minutes of fame that were posted on social media, participating in activities such as drink driving, burnouts, and the latest crazes, "neknomination" and "skidnomination".
One of the videos featured a man doing "donuts" at a factory car park, but the car's number plates appeared familiar to the watching officers.
They soon after identified a 24-year-old Langwarrin man as the hoon. He is expected to be charged on summons with reckless conduct endangering serious injury, and with improper use of a motor vehicle.
Perhaps proof that it does pay to watch TV.