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11/18/2015 09:04 am ET

Rogue Picnic Tables Menace The Streets Of Australia

Officers think this behavior is a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

Police in Perth in Western Australia are on the lookout for a group of rebels who've been skirting around town on motorized picnic tables... and finding them is no picnic.

A status posted on Western Australia Police's Facebook page shows images of the rolling tables and warns cruising around on them could be dangerous. 

"Scarborough Police are currently investigating the use of motorised picnic tables that have been seen travelling in the Scarborough Beach area," the status said.

Western Australia Police

"Police are concerned for the safety of those riding on the tables with no protective clothing, especially when on roads alongside motor vehicles. There are overall safety concerns particularly if a traffic incident was to occur, resulting in the persons subjecting themselves to potential injury."

Western Australia Police

 

The department is warning that those found on these contraptions could face charges that include driving an unlicensed vehicle, driving an unroadworthy vehicle and drink driving (that's drunk driving to you Americans)

In the status, police also said they are reviewing footage to identify those involved with the rogue picnic tables.

Western Australia Police

The update currently has more than 41,000 likes and 18,000 shares. 

“There are overall safety concerns particularly if a traffic incident was to occur, resulting in the persons subjecting themselves to potential injury,” a police spokesman told Perth Now

A YouTube video posted by user Caleb Bloomer shows nine people sitting at two different picnic tables, which then roll down the street and around a corner as cars drive by.

Should the picnic table pranksters be busted, this wouldn't be the first time someone got in trouble after riding these unique motorized vehicles.

In 2012, the Toronto Sun reported on a man in London, Ontario, who faced charges after constructing a motorized picnic table from a lawnmower motor and customized wheels. He and his friends then rode around on it, allegedly with an open container of alcohol.

However, in that incident, the man's charge was limited to having an open container in a public place after officers found the table parked on a sidewalk.

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