Viral BBQ Motorcyclist fined after being Busted by police in Perth, AU
A MOTORCYCLIST who was photographed on a freeway with a barbecue strapped to his body has been fined after his photo went viral on net, and was picked by a major Australian newspaper.
A magistrate has described Michael Wiles' behaviour as ridiculous and fined him $800 for careless riding.
Mr Wiles, 29, has pleaded guilty to the charge.
The court heard the rider was heading home on the Eastern Freeway in January 2008, when he was spotted carrying a barbecue that had been put out for hard waste collection.
He was effectively “wearing” the barbecue in order to carry it home, and his vision was partly obscured by a steel grate.
Police investigated the bizarre incident after the Herald Sun published a photo of Mr Wiles was taken by a passing motorist.