Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Gives Airport Employee Best Birthday Ever
May 16, 2019

Legendary professional skateboarder Tony Hawk left an autographed skateboard of his at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). He tweeted a photo of the board from his verified Twitter account at 8:19 a.m. on April 31 telling his followers, “Finders keepers if you can figure out where this is.”

Hearing about the tweet from her best friend, Melissa Riggs, a Corporate Mail Supervisor at IAH, rushed to the Cell Phone Lot on JFK Boulevard to find the skateboard. Less than an hour after Hawk’s tweet, Riggs had found the skateboard. In a live Facebook post, Riggs showed off her spoils from the impromptu scavenger hunt saying, “I didn’t think I had a chance.”

Riggs describes herself as a long-time fan of Hawk, and adds the day was made so much more special because it was her birthday.

“Tony, you just completely and totally made this girl’s birthday,” said Riggs.

As for skating, Riggs says she isn’t ready to go pro, but is hopeful this board has introduced her to a fun new pastime.

“I tried skating on it. I looked like a complete idiot, but that doesn’t matter,” said Riggs.