Hulk Hogan's airport runway joyride lands cop in trouble

A Chicago police officer swept up in Hulkamania is under investigation after being caught on camera driving the wrestling superstar down an airport runway.

Hulk Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, posted the video on his Facebook page on August 2, the Chicago Tribune reports. It shows himself and manager Jimmy Hart getting a joyride on the tarmac at O'Hare International Airport, siren blaring, courtesy of a local cop.

"My Uber's got a siren," the 66-year-old can be heard saying. "Chicago PD for life!"

At one point Hogan shouts, "Watch out for that truck! Jesus, woo, that's crazy man."

A bit later, Hart tells the officer not to get in trouble.

"My sergeant, he's all for it," the unnamed officer replies.

Hulk Hogan enjoying the ride.
Hulk Hogan enjoying the ride. Photo credit: Hulk Hogan/Facebook

A spokesperson for Chicago police told the Tribune the officer has lost certification which allows him to drive on the airport's tarmac, and an investigation is underway.

"The activity and behaviour demonstrated in that video poses a significant risk to the officers and overall aviation safety on the airfield," said Anthony Guglielmi. "The superintendent was furious about what he saw."

The video has since been removed from Hogan's Facebook page, but lives on elsewhere on the internet.

Hogan has yet to comment on the controversy, the latest in a string of scandals involving the superstar. In 2015 he lost his contract with WWE after a tape from 2007 emerged in which he could be heard using racist language.

And he was recently involved in a libel case against website Gawker, after the site posted a sex tape involving Hogan and his friend's wife. Hogan won the case, and Gawker shut down

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