Teenage boy, 17, is ‘caught riding motorised ESKY filled with drugs’ in Melbourne


Teenage boy, 17, is ‘caught riding motorised ESKY filled with drugs’ – but many praise his ingenuity for creating the ‘mobile marijuana unit’

  • A boy, 17, was spotted riding a motorised Esky in Carrum Downs on Saturday
  • Concerned neighbours called police who tracked down and pulled over the teen
  • Inside the Esky, officers allegedly found marijuana, a bong, and small scales  

A teenage boy has allegedly been busted riding a motorised Esky filled with drugs around Melbourne‘s south-east. 

Police said the 17-year-old was seen cruising around Lyrebird Drive in his home suburb of Carrum Downs on the makeshift vehicle on Saturday. 

After several calls to police from concerned neighbours, officers on the ground with assistance by the police helicopter unit were able to track the boy down. 

Police arrived to allegedly find the teen straddled to the unroadworthy vehicle, which had traffic signs attached on the front and back as well as two shovels strapped on the side. 

A boy has allegedly been busted carting drugs around Melbourne's southeast in a motorised Esky (pictured)

A boy has allegedly been busted carting drugs around Melbourne’s southeast in a motorised Esky (pictured)

The teen was pulled over by officers after he was reported to police by concerned neighbours

The teen was pulled over by officers after he was reported to police by concerned neighbours

Inside the portable cooler, officers allegedly uncovered what they have described as a ‘mobile marijuana unit’, featuring drugs, electric scales, and a bong. 

The Esky was taken on the road and the boy is being dealt with by police. 

Photos of the unusual contraption were posted on Facebook by Frankston Police Service Area on Monday, leaving many Aussies amused. 

‘You couldn’t make this up,’ someone wrote.

‘Sounds like a skit from The Chaser.’

‘Not going to lie, a part of me would be a little impressed,’ another added. 

‘Why do we punish such great Aussie ingenuity? This is gold,’ a third said.

Pictured: The alleged contents of the Esky

Pictured: The alleged contents of the Esky 

The makeshift vehicle featured traffic signs, an Learners driving plate, and two shovels

The makeshift vehicle featured traffic signs, an Learners driving plate, and two shovels 

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