Someone tipped me off about him a few weeks ago, so I started searching for his videos, and you've got to admire his nerve. He first came to the attention of the public in 2002 when, incredibly, he donned the kit of FC Lorient, and somehow managed to 'mingle in' with the players at the end of Coupe de France final (kinda like our FA Cup Final). Not only did he join in with all the celebrations and laps of honour with the winning team, he even got introduced to president Jacques Chirac! There have been other sporting pranks too, with him somehow managing to get on the field of play at rugby games, tennis matches, volleyball tournaments and more... all filmed by his mates on hand-held video cameras.
Two of his stunts that particularly crack me up are his 'Mario Kart' and 'Pac-Man' recreations!! This guy has a serious screw lose! Dressed as Mario from the famous computer games, he sets off round the busy streets of some French suburb in a tiny go-cart - much like you'd see at the seaside (and JUST like you'd find in the computer game!). Weaving in an out of the unsuspecting traffic, Remi faithfully recreates the idea of the game, ever throwing banana skins at some of the drivers as you do in the game!
On the face of it, his Pac-Man recreation is particularly juvenile. But when you look at the effort that has gone into this prank you do have to tip your hat to him. Remi, dressed as Pac Man, charges through shopping malls, golf courses and more... chased by 3 life sized ghosts!! It's the attention to detail I love though, watch carefully as he tried to pick up a golfers ball, and a pool players cue-ball.... what's he up to? Well remember how Pac-Man could chase the ghosts if he ate the white 'power pill' sitting in each corner??! Genius!
Kangaroo Rampage, is another seriously childish one, but I defy you not you laugh, as he 'hops' round town causing absolute mayhem.
Here are a few videos of the man in action, but if you are keen, you'll find many more on YouTube!
actual TV footage of that Coupe de France final ... you won't believe what he gets away with in it!