NYC Mayoral Candidate Rides Reporter’s Skateboard (VIDEO)

New York City comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu grabbed this reporter’s skateboard and took it for a brief ride outside the They Might Be Giants concert at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn Saturday night. 

Liu was standing outside the event greeting voters and asked to borrow TPM’s skateboard. Though he was wearing dress shoes, Liu, who was an avid skater in his youth, jumped on the board and proceeded to do a rapid series of turns.

“Is that the comptroller of New York City on a skateboard?” one bystander asked.  

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a skateboard,” Liu said.

Watch a video of Liu’s skate session below.

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