Oh to feel that surf life, to need that surf life, but to be trapped somewhere difficult to live that surf life. Such was the predicament of dentist Seth Lookhart who had set up his practice in Alaska, a state that has surf (listen to photographer Chris Burkard describe) but difficult to easily access surf.
What did Dentist Lookhart do to itch that scratch on a regular basis?
Extract teeth while cruising a hoverboard, of course, also extract teeth without patient permission etc. Giving him the sensation of riding the foamball over a treacherous stretch of reef. Many consequences. High stakes etc.
We surfers, we understand this feeling, this need, but the Anchorage Superior Court does not and handed dentist Lookhart a 12-year sentence for reckless endangerment and fraud. The judge declaring, “In reviewing all this over and over again, I have this visceral response — you darn near killed some people….” as Dentist Lookhart was whisked away.
If you were locked behind bars in Alaska for 12-years what sort of hobby would you take up?
I might begin carving miniature totem poles from soap.
Or maybe become an expert in training street tough Killer Whales in order to unleash them on my enemies upon release.
Win-win, I suppose.