An online prankster has been fined $1200 for jumping off a Brisbane bridge whilst tucking his arms to his sides and wriggling like a fish.
The ‘silly salmon’ prank landed the 23-year-old in the Brisbane Magistrates Court where he was charged with ‘unregulated high risk behaviour’.
‘I hope the judge gives me a follow on all my social media … I’ll do it again any day of the week – it’s just a fine,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
Luke Erwin, a 23-year-old man, was arrested and fined $1200 for jumping off the Goodwill Bridge in South Bank, Brisbane, at 12.30pm on January 9. The prank involved tucking his arms to his sides and wriggling like a fish
The prankster is often seen mocking police on his social media channels
Mr Erwin jumped off Brisbane’s 15-metre-high Goodwill Bridge last month after a series of pranks including plunging two stories from a balcony into Bondi’s iconic Icebergs pool late last year.
He was approached by police who confiscated his camera and SD card. The camera was returned but officers kept the footage on the SD card.
He and friend Jackson O’Doherty film each other jumping into water while pretending to be salmon, an idea that came about when the pair were ‘having a bath together,’ Mr Erwin told Daily Mail Australia.
Mr Erwin said he would pay the fine ‘on a payment plan’, telling the Courier Mail as he left the court.
Luke Erwin (centre) and his friend Jackson O’Doherty (left)
Mr Erwin plunged from the 15 metre high Brisbane bridge as his friend Jackson O’Doherty filmed the prank
Others were less impressed and took to social media.
‘What a waste of tax payers money and police prosecutions time,’ one person said. ‘If he wants to risk the bull sharks in that river let him!’ said another.
Mr Erwin also jumped from Sydney’s Pyrmont Bridge.
Mr Erwin is filmed jumping from Sydney’s Pyrmont Bridge. ‘I think these are the three most scariest point of my life other than skydiving at this point,’ he wrote on social media
Mr Erwin was approached by police who confiscated his camera and SD card. The camera was returned but officers kept the footage on the SD card
Late last year, Mr Erwin was filmed jumping into Bondi’s Icebergs swimming pool in Sydney, as bathers looked on in shock.
He appeared hesitant about the distance from the balcony to the pool below, which was only two metres deep, but eventually climbed over the balcony.
Prankster Luke Erwin jumped off the balcony of Bondi’s popular Icebergs into the pool just metres from other swimmers
He appeared hesitant about the distance from the balcony to the pool below, which was only two metres deep, but eventually climbed over the balcony