MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says they have “so many questions” after unique traffic stop late last month: a motorcyclist in a panda suit.

According to the patrol, a concerned motorist called 911 earlier in the summer to report a motorcyclist wearing a panda suit on Highway 101. The reporting party was concerned due to the person’s vision being obstructed and worried because the rider was weaving through traffic – and riding no-handed.

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(credit: MN State Patrol)

The biker, however, exited the freeway before a trooper could locate him.

On Aug. 31, dispatchers located the same rider on traffic cams on Interstate 394. Troopers were soon able to pull over the driver.

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The driver was cited for reckless driving and panda head was confiscated.

“Halloween’s not for more than a month. And even if Halloween was today, this would not be OK — or legal, in case you were wondering,” the state patrol said.

The state patrol reminded riders to make sure they can see and can be seen.

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“A panda head will not protect you in a crash like a DOT-approved helmet would,” the patrol said.