Brighton’s skateboarding dog, Bodhi, has landed his owner an £80 fine after two women complained to Brighton council that they were tripped up by the dog on his skateboard.
Bodhi the skateboarding dog has become a YouTube star and is a popular sight in Brighton. The Lakeland terrier reached new heights of fame after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent.
However, Bodhi’s owner Jonathan Fell, 51, has been slapped with a fine after his dog apparently skateboarded under the feet of two pedestrians.
Fell has 14 days to pay his fine, otherwise he will face legal action and a possible £1,000 penalty.
Watch Bodhi Brighton’s skateboarding dog here.
It’s not the first time that Bodhi the skateboarding dog has been in trouble; Fell was previously threatened with an Asbo by Brighton and Hove city council, who warned him to keep the his talented canine on a lead.
Fell has hit back at the fine, saying: “Bodhi is always under control. He loves skateboarding and is not a criminal.
“It’s something that makes people laugh. I never trained him to skateboard, it’s just what he loves to do.”
However a spokesperson for Brighton council said that the skateboarding dog was dangerous.
“We know Bodhi’s antics are an amusing sight and the dog and spectators appear to enjoy it,” the spokesperson said.
“But when people start getting hurt and we receive complaints we have a legal duty to act.
“Bodhi remains free to skate in local parks – but not in dog-free areas.”
Someone start a Facebook group or something!