Try as you might, you’ll never be quite as cool as the man who put on a homemade roller suit and flew out into Chinese rush-hour traffic, only to dodge around innumerable cars before being arrested.
The man was ultimately arrested for his own safety because what he was doing was incredibly dangerous — and not terribly bright. That said, his suit looked incredibly cool and anyone with an ounce of life in their body would use it the same way he did.
The man’s reckless bravery shocked Twitter:
That's one way to beat traffic. Roll under it.— Eric L. (@mrdefender1983) August 10, 2018
Dudes got roller balls.— Outre Lights ?_? (@OutreLights) August 13, 2018
A man in China has been detained by the police for using his homemade roller suit in rush hour traffic.— eTeknix.com (@eTeknix) August 14, 2018
That's one way to beat the commute I suppose... pic.twitter.com/bBFcqA8e4q
The roller suit is battery operated and can be steered using a remote control the driver holds in his hand.
The Chinese Tony Stark of the Roads ? ?— Anthony S.⭐️⭐️ (@Anthony_RS) August 14, 2018
Wasn’t this in the movie Yes Man?— Jonathan Neal (@JustShyOfCool) August 13, 2018
Police are determining whether or not they will press charges against the roller-suit rider.
But how will this impact his social credit score?— Jen Robertson (@jenrobertson2o2) August 13, 2018
This happened to me in a dream.— megraham (@glassmeg) August 10, 2018
Even Twitter had to admit the suit looked VERY unsafe:
He is lucky he didn’t get picked up with a spatula. And what about the poor driver that could have killed him?— Melanie Curtis ?? (@MelMcCurtis) August 13, 2018
Are you taking bets on how long before he’s killed? I say in less than 50 hours in moderately heavy traffic commuter traffic— Jedigal007 (@JPERGELRWE) August 10, 2018
Do not try this at home!— Sharon K Hennessy (@Glassofwatergem) August 12, 2018
But maybe a few more add-ons could make it safer…
Please add a jetpack next— Protean Man (@Protean_Man) August 13, 2018
“Ridiculousness” in the making.— Sean O'Halloran (@sohalloran_s) August 13, 2018
he should have least put some #flashinglights on it.— AtlPartyCrasher (@AtlPartyCrasher) August 10, 2018
Perhaps the roller-suit driver was just preparing for his entry into a certain futuristic military squad…
He's training for Space Force.— Grandma Gretchen (@wechoosewisdom) August 10, 2018
Sorry you were arrested, roller-suit man, but congratulations on being yourself in the most daring way possible!
"They see me rolling," he said. "they hating cause they wanna catch me riding dirty."— RolandiXor (Roland L. Taylor) (@rolandixor) August 10, 2018
And that's exactly what they did.
Sometimes you just have to go your own way in this world.— Juliehoffman (@Julieho72439879) August 11, 2018
That's just how I roll, the man claimed. #puns— lawprofblawg (@lawprofblawg) August 10, 2018