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The Mystery of the Razor Scooter

On UD‘s front lawn this morning is a Razor Scooter.



Les UDs are having a contest. What’s the back story? How does a silver scooter end up on your front lawn very early on a Saturday morning?

So far Mr UD hasn’t come up with much. Mainly he’s embellished UD’s scenarios. UD has three scenarios.

#1: Rokeby Avenue in front of our house is an ideal scooter/skateboard street. It attracts many people – often very young people – who UD watches fly down Rokeby’s incline all day. Especially all-Saturday, which today is.

So a kid was on the thing this morning (again, has to have been very early – I saw it at 7:30 AM) – or, wildly, late at night? Late on the night of the meteor streak?? Late at night strengthens my theory, which involves a bad spill.

Kid takes a bad spill; his buddies (parent?) help him (carry him?) and need to ditch the scooter. It’s light – they’re in a hurry – they toss it.

The toss theory involves the fact that the scooter (a 2009 Razor made in Shenzhen Guangdong) does seem to have been thrown onto our lawn — when I lifted it, pretty sharp indentations appeared in the soil at each point of the scooter.

Mr UD’s embellishment is that it was a family on their way to Garrett Park’s Saturday farmer’s market with their kid; again, they ditched the thing, figuring they’d fix up the kid, check out the market, and then retrieve the scooter.

#2 A neighbor of UD, noting that UD has had trouble walking lately (probably arthritis in one of my feet), has, in an act of charity, put the scooter on UD‘s lawn for her use.

#3 It’s ‘thesda. People throw out nice things all the time. The scooter – which probably cost around hundred dollars – works fine, but is certainly scuffed. Its rider suddenly decided it was old or creaky and then and there discarded it. It’s a five-minute drive to the sporting goods store.


Update: Various additional theories have come in.

UD‘s sister the Morrissey fanatic: Petty theft, joyride, ditching after joyride.

UD‘s neighbor Koneti:
Big item pickup is in a few days, and people are putting things out in front of their houses. A kid noted the discarded scooter, and the rest is the same as UD‘s sister’s theory.

Margaret Soltan, March 23, 2013 7:37AM
Posted in: snapshots from home

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4 Responses to “The Mystery of the Razor Scooter”

  1. Mr Punch Says:

    The scooter was left by the aliens from the “meteor.”

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Mr Punch: Mr UD asks “How did the aliens get a 2009 Razor? Have they… been here before?”

  3. Barbara MacDonald Allport Says:

    1 – It was stolen from a front porch. The joyriders got bored and tossed it.

    2 – Helmetless child was riding while parents walked along. They spotted a police car and tossed the scooter because they didn’t want to attract attention since they are actually spies from North Korea.

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Barbara: Number 2 is even better than the aliens aboard the meteor theory.

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