The NYPD is waging war on hoverboards this week with the city’s top cop firing the first shots on Tuesday.
Speaking on the John Gambling Show, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton described how the self-balancing scooters were now his number one priority.
“This week on my agenda is hoverboards,” he said, when asked if he thought the gadgets were a big problem.
“I have a meeting when I get out of this car, John, I’m going into a weekly staff meeting and one of the items on the agenda are hoverboards,” Bratton urged. “They are illegal in the city. I think they’re actually very dangerous myself, in terms of falling off as well as the fire danger.”
Just last week, a brand new hoverboard that was given to a 10-year-old as a Christmas present burst into flames inside a Brooklyn apartment while it was charging.
“Unequivocally, I wouldn’t plug one in in my home,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said at the time.