Texas Tech clearing scooters from streets ahead of championship game
The Texas Tech Red Raiders are taking every precaution available ahead of Monday night’s National Championship game, and that includes pulling the scooters off the streets.
The school offers a fleet of Lime Scooters available for use, but in the wild celebrations following the Red Raiders’ Final Four win, several of them were set on fire.
THERE IS A PILE OF LIME SCOOTERS ON FIRE. Hearing the couch was torched, too. LPD has ordered he crowd to disband, but there are still a ton of people out here. pic.twitter.com/JaT8TIcXZ6
— Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromtheAJ) April 7, 2019
The school is making sure that doesn’t happen again. Line announced Monday that, in consultation with Texas Tech, they’ll be pulling their fleet of scooters off the street Monday night.
Statement from Lime Scooters: "While we too are excited and proud of Texas Tech's victory and tournament run, we also share the city of Lubbock's concern for public safety. In anticipation of tonight's big game, we have pulled our fleet from the streets before it commences,
— Terri Furman (@TerriFurmanKLBK) April 8, 2019
It’s not quite greased poles, but you have to be prepared for these sorts of things. This is Texas Tech’s first Final Four, so Saturday night was a tough lesson that they don’t intend to repeat.