An Associated Press photographer on assignment in Puerto Rico made a startling discovery: Miguel Otero was riding an electric skateboard.
However, Otero said he used it to get to the bus stop quicker, much to the amazement of fellow passengers.
The 40-year-old told the AP that the board was made by Goblobe, a skateboard company that sells board models specifically for traveling and surfing, and that it retails for about $900.
Otero said that he was familiar with skateboards — he has owned one for about 20 years — but had never ridden one until getting the boards for the job, and that he kept it on a special board so he wouldn’t trip.
Fortunately, the incident did not cause any accidents, although the AP photographer did say that people were shocked when they realized he was riding the skateboard.
This is not the first time this has happened. A 60-year-old man living in Seattle, WA, was arrested earlier this month after police found that he had spent 15 minutes skateboarding to work on a $350 electric skateboard.