Yes believe it or not the teen was riding around on one of these, selling baggies, and yes they needed to chase him down with a helicopter!
It doesn’t get much more Australian-core than our nation’s finest Ultra Cops bringing out a police helicopter to chase a teenager riding a lil’ red motorised esky. Wait, actually, it does, because that esky also contained a few baggies of weed and a bong.
That’s exactly what happened on Saturday, when a 17-year-old South East Melbourner was seen zipping around Carrum Heights on the powerful esky-machine, also carrying two shovels and fitted out with a high-vis “slippery when wet” sign stuck to the front.
After calls from (let’s call them) concerned (but really) tragically dobbing neighbours, police were buzzed to the scene to inspect the “unroadworthy” vehicle. It’s not really clear why the cops felt the need to roll out a literal helicopter to capture this master of crime, but they did, and eventually police apprehended the teenager to inspect his makeshift vehicle.
After a quick peek inside the esky, police labelled the machine a “mobile marijuana unit”, finding some drugs, a pipe, a bong and some scales. Among other things.
The naughty teenager is now being dealt with by police, but no charges have been placed.