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Authorities in Malibu Nab 'Car-Surfing' Teen Johnny Strange

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Malibu Teen caught car-surfing (LA County Sheriff's Dept.)
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A Malibu teenager took a huge risk yesterday afternoon when he hopped onto the roof of a white BMW SUV and rode the vehicle like a surfboard while the vehicle traveled along Pacific Coast Highway. Passengers on a school bus traveling behind the SUV took photos, showing "a young man in skinny black jeans and skateboarding shoes" who "crouched low -- like a surfer -- to avoid falling off as the vehicle sped down the road," according to LA Now.

Authorities identified the car-surfing suspect as Johnny Strange, a well-known daredevil and Malibu High School senior, who last summer "become the youngest person in the world to climb the highest peak on seven continents, known collectively as the Seven Summits. "

After school, deputies from the LA Sheriff's Department in Malibu met with Strange, and the vehicle's driver, a 17-year-old classmate who "did not have her full license." She will likely be charged with reckless driving, and Strange with "riding outside a vehicle," say officials.