LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -
A 26-year-old Sulphur man has been arrested for skateboarding down the 210 bridge, authorities say.
“I wanted to bring back history, yeah, to recreate it," Louis C. McGlone, who skateboarded down the bridge, said.
He was hoping to recreate a video from the 1970s, when another skateboarder also rolled down I-210.
McGlone was arrested Thursday morning on one count of aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce. He has since been released on $10,000 bond.
“He was the man, no shirt, no shoes. Skating down the 210 bridge," McGlone said.
A video of the act was posted to McGlone’s Facebook page on Sunday. The video was shot from a vehicle following the skateboarder down the bridge while a few vehicles pass by.
“Traffic was fairly light at that time, thankfully, but we did see several vehicles pass him, showing there was traffic beside him on the bridge. It’s foreseeable that he could have been seriously injured or killed while doing this," Louisiana State Police Sergeant James Anderson, said.
State Trooper Derek Senegal, spokesman for Louisiana State Police Troop D, said the video was shot by Lindsey O. Hulett, 34, of Lake Charles, who followed in her vehicle. Hulett has also been arrested on one count of aggravated obstruction of a highway of commerce.
This law prohibits the performance of any act on a highway wherein it is foreseeable that human life might be endangered, Senegal said in a news release. A conviction carries up to a 15-year prison sentence.
“The video showed the creation of a hazardous situation for the participants as well as motorists on the bridge,” Senegal said.
While McGlone said he was cautious on his way down, he said he would probably never attempt the stunt again.
“Not worth it, no. People want me to do the other side, but I can’t, I’m sorry," McGlone said. “It’s just a once in a lifetime thing.”