Watch: Dunedin man rides a Lime Scooter on a La-Z-Boy
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A man who balanced an old La-Z-Boy on a Lime e-scooter and rode it the wrong way down a cycle lane on Dunedin's one-way system says it was "good fun".
The man, who goes by Jay Bud on Facebook, was filmed sitting in the chair while riding the scooter in Great King St.
He said the stunt was about "making Limes more fun" and seeing what they were capable of.
As shown in the video he balanced the chair on the scooter and was able to travel at some speed.
He said it was "good fun".
Another video from Dunedin shows someone doing a "burnout" with a Lime scooter wheel.
Shaey McDonnell filmed the burnout two days ago, on Spencer Street, and uploaded it to Facebook, saying the scooter was better than a "Honda".
The Dunedin local says the scooters have been used by a number of people "to do skids and tricks" since they launched in the city last week.
"We don't intend to hurt ourselves," he added.
While some found the video funny, others thought this is one example of a person's "fun" ruining it for others.
Lime scooters arrived in Dunedin last week and it didn't take long for a number of people to flock to ED with scooter-related injuries, mostly to hands, feet and head.
"We have not collated actual numbers, but anecdotally, we are seeing around five to seven presentations per day in the emergency department directly attributable to Lime scooters," Southern District Health Board nursing medicine director Jenny Hanson told the Otago Daily Times.
"These have mostly been a mix of minor to moderate injuries to hands, feet and heads."
Early last week, someone dumped a Lime scooter on train tracks in Dunedin, an act that endangered people's lives, according to KiwiRail.
The scooter ended up getting hit by a shunt train on Sunday.
Police in the city are keeping a close eye on Lime scooter users to try curb reckless behaviour, especially the world's steepest street, Baldwin St.
- Otago Daily Times