Man Drives Snowmobile Down Snowy South Street

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014  |  Updated 12:09 PM EDT
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This man and his son took to South Street on a snowmobile Tuesday afternoon to get around in the snowstorm.

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One man didn't let Tuesday's heavy snow stop him from venturing out onto the streets of Philadelphia. But instead of a car, he and his son jumped on a snowmobile.

“It was pretty cool," said German Yakubov.

The 29-year-old was grabbing a couple drinks with friends at Bridget Foy's when the snowmobile rolled down South Street near 2nd around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

"Definitely looked like a lot of fun. Not something you see every day," he said.

Yakubov and other diners went to the windows and snapped a photo of the off-road vehicle.

"Only on South Street," said Krystal Souvanlasy, who also saw the snowmobilers.

Souvanlasy, who works for the South Street Headhouse District, said the riders waved for pictures as they waited behind a cab to unload passengers.

"I have never seen it here before. We all thought it was cool when it came to a stop," she said.

Philadelphia Police tell NBC10 that operating a snowmobile on city streets, like other ATVs, is illegal. If caught the driver would be given a ticket and face a fine, a police spokesperson said.

Illegal or not, the snowmobile might just be the best way to get around in this storm.

“He was moving around easier than some cars," Yakubov said.

Credit: South Street Headhouse District

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