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Man Dressed as Dinosaur, Woman Dressed as Rainbow Brite Trigger First e-Scooter-Related Police Report


Boise Police have filed their first e-scooter-related police report after a man dressed in a dinosaur costume fell off one of the devices, injuring a pedestrian.

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The incident occurred at approximately 2 p.m. on Oct. 28—10 days after e-scooters first rolled out onto Boise streets—at the intersection of Front and Sixth streets. That's where the costumed man was riding as a passenger on one of the devices when he fell off, injuring a 59-year-old woman using the crosswalk. The man got back onto the e-scooter, which was piloted by a woman wearing a Rainbow Brite costume, and together they rode away. The victim's injuries were minor, and she was treated for them at a local hospital.

There is no word yet on what brand of e-scooter the couple were riding at the time of the incident.

According to Boise City Code and user guidelines for both of the e-scooter companies operating in Boise, e-scooters can only be used by one person at a time, and violators can be charged with a misdemeanor for reckless or inattentive operation.

Boise Police are asking for the public's help in their investigation, and any witnesses or people with knowledge of the incident are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.