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A dangerous roof ride

(NBC) - An 18-year-old Malibu, CA, man will face criminal charges for surfing up Pacific Coast Highway on top of a BMW sedan on the way to school Wednesday.

"I guess I was being stupid," Johnny Strange said, as he was confronted by traffic officers in a hallway at Malibu High School Wednesday.

A passenger in a city bus took photos Wednesday of Strange standing atop a BMW crossover sedan cruising through Malibu.

The photos showed a teenager climbing out the passenger window and standing on the car as it moved with other traffic in a 50 mile per hour zone.

One photo showed him kneeling on the roof of the moving car, his arms outstretched sideways.

The bus passenger e-mailed them to the sheriff's department, which has a program of sending deputies to talk to youthful drivers who are observed driving unsafely, and their parents.

Riding outside a car is an infraction, and the county attorney's office was being consulted by sheriff's deputies to see if any charges can be filed.

The 17-year-old driver and will probably be cited for reckless driving and violating her provisional drivers license, which does not allow her to carry a passenger -- inside or outside her car.

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