On Tuesday, a Florida man made headlines after he was spotted riding his personal jet ski that can travel like a motorcycle down the streets of Jacksonville.
Trey Yarbrough (23 years old) is seen in an online video taking his homemade hybrid, a mix of a 1988 Sea-Doo scooter, and a 1989 Honda Elite scooter, for a spin. The way to the gym.
Yarbrough, a welder by trade, told the Miami Herald that he took “several weeks to create the device” and that it was equipped with brake lights and turn signals. This made it “100% legal.”
Yarbrough posted on Facebook that he built the bike “just for fun”, to get smiles. “Most people don’t like motorcyclists so I give them an excuse to smile.”
Beth Porter, who was filming this strange encounter, said to News4Jax she saw Yarbrough at noon on Tuesday.
The radio station shared the video, which received over 72,000 views on YouTube alone. Yarbrough then contacted News4Jax to claim responsibility for the stunt. Yarbrough informed the station that the Department of Transportation had approved the use of the car on state roads.
He told the Herald, “I’m just glad that I’m in the news for something good, if [you] want to] call it so.”