BREAKING NEWS – Tybee Island, Georgia – Coast Guard officials arrested a Florida man after they intercepted an unusual hamster wheel contraption that he was allegedly using to ‘run’ to London.

According to a criminal complaint, 44-year-old Reza Baluchi is facing federal charges after he was rescued 70 miles off Tybee Island, Georgia by coast guard officials. The marathoner was found on August 26 in his bizarre hamster wheel contraption.

The “manifesting unsafe” vessel is a giant metal drum, with inflatable buoys on each side and paddles that are powered by a runner inside.

Baluchi explained his motivation. “My goal is to not only raise money for homeless people, it’s also to raise money to deter people with mental health issues from implementing really stupid ideas.”