The challenge: Skate down Kloof Street in Cape Town and set off the 60km/h speed camera.
Although unconfirmed it was rumoured that the skater got up to speeds of around 110km/h on the busy main road. The man in the video is high speed downhill skateboarder Decio Lourenco and we salute him for his balls of steel.
The video went viral almost immediately and caught the attention of local authorities who went on to charge Lourenco with negligent and reckless road behaviour. In addition, the poor guy in the chase car received a substantial fine for speeding.
The case against Lourenco was however dropped when it was ruled that the police could not use the video as evidence against the skater. Officially the ruling stated that the court was unable to determine whether or not the video had been tampered with.