Motorised Picnic Table Drivers Hunted In Western Australia

18/11/2015 7:56 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

The motorised esky has been done -- pick up your game and get around these motorised picnic tables.

Police in Scarborough, Western Australia, are searching for nine men spotted taking a leisurely cruise through town on these picnic tables equipped with wheels and on-board motors, beers in hand.

"Police are concerned for the safety of those riding on the tables with no protective clothing, especially when on roads alongside motor vehicles. There are overall safety concerns particularly if a traffic incident was to occur, resulting in the persons subjecting themselves to potential injury," WA Police said.

"The people using these vehicles could face a number of charges including driving an unlicensed vehicle, driving an unroadworthy vehicle and drink driving."

The nine men, appearing to be in their mid-20s, were captured driving on pedestrian walking paths and also main streets. It was unclear how the tables were being steered, with no wheel or controls immediately visible, but small motors can be seen at the rear of the tables.

Scarborough Police are currently investigating the use of motorised picnic tables that have been seen travelling in the...

Posted by Western Australia Police on Monday, 16 November 2015

The police's post on Facebook has gone viral with 14,000 shares and 36,000 within 14 hours of its posting on Tuesday. Many have condemned the actions of the men, but more than a few have been very impressed by the Australian ingenuity shown by the group.

"With everything that's going on in the world right now, I 100 percent agree that motorised picnic tables are of high concern and should without doubt be [the police's] main priority," wrote one man sarcastically.

"Perhaps these poor gentlemen didn't even know the tables had motors and once seated having a beverage it took off and didn't stop, police don't be so quick to judge," joked another.

"You naughty, naughty, naughty boys. Now please go start a business and harness your creative talents. You'll make a fortune," suggested one commenter.

"OK for all the morons who claim the "fun" police are ruining a good time. Perhaps you should look back about a week or two ago about the idiots riding shopping trolleys over east... One dead and the other injured. Police have better things to do than deal with idiots," said one person in support of the police action.

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