MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 40-year-old man is recovering after he tried to jump off his roof riding a homemade rocket bike.

It happened about 2 hours west of the Twin Cities in Willmar Friday afternoon. Police say they found the man on his driveway.

The homemade “rocket bike” did not survive intact. There were a pair of skies, bicycle frame and motorcycle exhaust pipe.

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(credit: Carolyn Lange/West Central Tribune)

For rocket fuel, the man used HEET, which people add to their gasoline so it won’t freeze.

There’s no word on his condition at this time.


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