Seems like folks everywhere had a lot of fun with Back to the Future Day on Wednesday.
Take these Aussie cops in Queensland, for instance. After “receiving a call about a silver sedan crashing into power pole near the cinema,” the police department sent cops from its “Hoverboard Unit” to attend the scene.
The subsequent spoof police report, which referenced several of the movie’s more memorable details, noted that “a 17-year-old man was charged and was in possession of a license which expired over 30 years ago. Investigations into the vehicle and what a flux capacitor is, are ongoing.”
It continued: “When questioned what speed he was doing, the driver stated that he was doing 88 miles per hour.”
The report added, “Mayor Tony McGrady advised that the power outage caused damage to the town clock, which has stopped working,” while a local movie theater owner said the driver had asked when Jaws 19 would be showing.
The police unit, based in Mount Isa some 450 miles west of Cairns, went so far as to post a photo of three cops on hoverboards hurrying to the accident scene.
Movie fans around the world – Queensland cops clearly among them – have been celebrating October 21, 2015, the date Marty and Doc visited in the 1989 time-travel blockbuster, Back to the Future part II.
Queensland Police has something of a reputation for trying to keep things light when it can. Earlier this year it told its Facebook followers to “take it easy on the wet roads this morning, possibly being added to from the tears of Top Gear fans,” referencing the show’s cancelation that day.