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Detroit-area road skier caught on live news camera

"I wish there was a police officer in that area," Mayor Jim Fouts said shortly before police stopped the vehicle towing the skier.

By Ben Hooper

WARREN, Mich., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A man clinging to the back of a car while wearing skis in a Detroit suburb ran afoul of police and the town's mayor when he appeared in a live news broadcast.

The cameras for WXYZ-TV were rolling on the streets of Warren Sunday night while anchors spoke with Mayor Jim Fouts about road conditions when the conversation quickly turned to the action on the screen -- a skier being towed by a car.

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"It's horrendous, and that person will certainly get a ticket," Fouts said during the broadcast. "I wish there was a police officer in that area."

The mayor's wish soon came true as the car was soon seen pulled over to the side of the road by police in Southfield.

"That's treacherous and foolhardy," Fouts said of the skier's actions as the news cameras showed the man speaking to police.

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