For the uninitiated, planking involves the subject lying face down on, across, over or inside an object – the stranger the better – and then taking a photograph of the stunt to upload onto Facebook.*shrug* It’s probably not the strangest thing to happen on Facebook, to be fair…
The Planking Australia page on Facebook has more than 10,000 supporters and includes hundreds of photographs of plankters lying on statues, fire hydrants and even at Petra in Jordan.
However, is caught the attention of the Australian police force when a 20-year-old man from Queensland was caught planking on a police car in the city of Gladstone.
Officer failed to see the funny side, and charged the man with being found on police establishment without lawful excuse.OK, yes, they have a point, with regards to idiots endangering themselves and others by doing this in dangerous places, but good grief, was a stiff talking-to not an option?
But this takes your breath away:
They have also threatened to upgrade the charge to the more serious Unauthorised High Risk Activity.Ooo-er!