NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A hoverboard daredevil is getting plenty of attention for his impressive ride around Times Square.
Video shows Hunter Kowald flying around early Saturday morning in what looks like a giant drone aircraft.READ MORE: The 3 'Fates' Of 'Hadestown' Reflect On Broadway's Return And Their Love For NYC's Theater Community
He told “Inside Edition” it’s a custom-made machine.
“It’s a highly engineered device. I spent years on this thing to make this happen, at least to do it safely and properly,” Kowald said. “There’s a lot of safety built into that device, so essentially I could have two motors fail and still land safely.”READ MORE: New Musical 'Six' Back On Stage After Pandemic Forced Broadway's Closure On Opening Night
Kowald’s hoverboard ride is being compared to the Green Goblin scenes from the 2002 movie “Spider-Man.”
The video has been viewed online more than 4 million times.
Kowald says he had permission for the dangerous stunt and safety measures were in place, but the NYPD says it is aware of the video and is looking into it.MORE NEWS: A Closer Look At This Year's Best Musical Nominees: 'Moulin Rouge', 'Tina' And 'Jagged Little Pill'
Click here to watch Kowald’s full “Inside Edition” interview.