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Halton police looking for driver of car spotted towing pedestrian
A person is seen hanging off the back of a moving convertible on Upper Middle Road in Oakville on Oct. 14. (HRPS)

Halton Regional Police say they are looking to speak to the driver of a convertible seen in Oakville on Monday with a passenger holding on for dear life on the vehicles spoiler.

\”On occasion, youve asked us what would warrant a dangerous driving charge,\” police said in a tweet. \”Pretty sure this would make the grade. Wed like to chat with the driver.\”

Officers say they obtained dashboard video footage of the car, which appears to be a red Ford Mustang convertible, heading on Upper Middle Road.

The incident occurred Monday, Oct. 14 on Upper Middle Road near Dorval Drive. It appears the individual, who is hanging onto the back of the vehicle, is on roller blades.

On occasion youve asked us what would warrant a dangerous driving charge, officers wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

Halton Regional Police are looking for a dangerous driver and an individual riding on the back of the car after video surfaced of the frightening incident in Oakville.

The hanger-on is seen raising their torso and arms over the trunk of the vehicle, with their feet dangling inches from the roadway.

On occasion, youve asked us what would warrant a dangerous driving charge. Pretty sure this would make the grade. �� Recognize this vehicle, or saw it on Upper Middle Rd. on Monday, Oct. 14? Give us a ring at 905-825-4777 ext. 2276. Wed like to chat with the driver. ^jh pic.twitter.com/how4VJNk2k

Halton Regional police say they want to speak to the driver of a vehicle that was spotted towing a pedestrian who appears to have been wearing roller blades.

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Police released dash cam video of the incident and tweeted, on occasion, you’ve asked us what would warrant a dangerous driving charge. Pretty sure this would make the grade.

Although it's unclear, it seems as though the person is wearing roller skates as they are pulled by the car — a risky activity also referred to as "skitching." 

The 30-second video shows a person bent over, hanging off the back of a maroon two-door vehicle driving along a two-lane roadway.

Halton police say they are investigating a "shocking" video that appears to show someone holding onto a moving car while wearing roller skates in Oakville on Monday. 

They are asking anyone who recognizes the vehicle, or who witnessed the event, to contact investigators.

Skitching was referring to the act of hitching a ride from a moving vehicle while riding roller skates, a bicycle or a skateboard, according to several online sites. 

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"This behaviour isn't just risky for the passenger but for everyone on the road," Steve Elms, media relations officer for Halton police, told CBC Toronto.

@Danny_Boy: And, the ER should keep him waiting as long as possible and treat all the other patients in the waiting room. At first, I thought this was one of those stuffed Halloween prank figures. : L