Akbar the Skateboarder Video Shows Suicide Bomber Mishap-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

A video called “Akbar the Skateboarder” appears to show a would-be suicide bomber explode in a ball of flames after falling off a hover board.

The Truth:

This Akbar the Skateboarder video isn’t real.

A six-second video clip that appeared to show a man that lost his footing while going down a hill on a hover board and burst into flames when he hit the ground has been widely shared in discussion forums and on social media.

However, it isn’t real. The real video shows a run-of-the-mill hover board fail in Dubai. The real version, which can be found here at the Daily Mail’s website, does not end with the man bursting into flames. That part was added using video editing software.

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Collected on: 06/28/2016