Flame Throwing Scooter Man Arrested

By Kevin Ash - 30/10/2010

A man has been arrested for a firearms offence after fitting a flamethrower to the rear of his scooter.

Colin Furze, a plumber, fitted the device to shoot a flame up to 10 feet long out of the back of his scooter in order to deter tailgating drivers. After he displayed this to the press (story and image here) police in Lincolnshire arrested him for allegedly riding on a public highway with the device. He was held on suspicion of possessing an object converted into a firearm and released on unconditional police bail without charge until May 6, pending further investigation.

When displaying his flame-throwing scooter he had claimed that everyone wants a flame-thrower on a motorbike (contentious, but probably true...), but claimed he was not going to set fire to people‘s cars, this was simply something interesting to do.

This was Furze‘s third attempt at a flame throwing scooter, the first wouldn‘t ignite while the second caught fire.

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