"Thong Cape Scooter Man," is a 56-year-old man who, when the weather gets nice, rides around Madison, Wisconsin on a scooter while wearing only a thong, a helmet and a black cape. It's a perfectly reasonable reaction to the long-awaited arrival of springtime in the Midwest.
But the Madison celebrity got into a bit of hot water (which, btw, he is perfectly prepared for) last week, when he rode by John F. Kennedy Elementary School just as students were walking to a bus after school. Teachers called police to complain about the actions of Thong Cape Scooter Man (his real name is unknown, just like all superheroes), and police investigated the incident.
They paid a visit to the home of Thong Cape Scooter Man and had a discussion with him.
“He said he exercised poor judgment by going by the school at that time of day, it was unintentional and he just happened to be traveling through the area,” police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.
Police looked into whether the thonged-rider had broken any laws, which he hadn't.
“The sergeant told the school staff Thong Cape Scooter Man was free to ride on,” DeSpain said.
Ride on, Thong Cape Scooter Man. Ride on.