News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Daring young men use the danger of moving cars for attention, especially if there’s a video camera rolling.
— An 18-year-old Topeka, Kan., man became the latest “Jackass”-imitating casualty when he bailed out of a car going 35 mph and suffered a serious head injury.
–Other video performers go “ghost riding the whip” (letting their cars coast in neutral while they climb onto the roof to dance), with at least two deaths reported.
–In the newest craze, Jonathas Mendonca, 22, was hospitalized in critical condition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after “skiing” (holding onto the back of a car) on Interstate 95 at 65 mph.
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