Here’s The Backstory Of That Viral Video Of That Soaking Wet Dude Obliterating The Nissan Windshield
In the midst of the darkness of the last month, one of the biggest genuine laughs I’ve experienced is when I saw this instantly viral video of some clearly guilty-as-hell-looking, absolutely soaking wet dude fleeing a rapidly and bizarrely flooding motel.
While the video — which was recorded at a Studio 6 motel in Commerce, California — is less than a minute long, there’s so much unbridled chaos packed into it that they could make a Netflix documentary series about what actually went down. From the obvious water aspect to the mechanics of his ill-fated leap to the insane-sounding child wailing bloody murder about her car — just pure insanity from top to bottom.
Turns out we won’t need an entire docuseries, though, as TMZ was able to get in touch with the motel’s employees to find out exactly what went down.
The person behind the camera, Prophet Amen Ra, tells us fire alarms were going off, but motel workers couldn’t get into the room because it was locked. One staffer smashed a window to get inside, and once the door opened … the water started gushing out.
The now Internet-famous jumper escaped a hotel employee’s grasp … and hopped over the railing to flee the second-floor by bounding down onto a Nissan Murano. Smart move … he hit the car, dented the hood with his ass, and nearly smashed his head on the pavement.
We’re told motel workers claim the jumper had turned on all the faucets in the room, and also busted pipes in the ceiling — and the total damage was $10k. There goes his deposit. L.A. County Fire and Sheriff’s Departments both responded. [via TMZ]
Perhaps shockingly enough, the report states that neither hotel management nor the owner of the car pressed charges, as the suspect claimed he had “no malicious intent” and that the room “just flooded.”
My original theory was that there was some sort of reefer madness involved: my man tried to light up in his hotel room — as we’ve all done — but he accidentally triggered the fire alarm, setting off the emergency sprinklers. A true stoner’s nightmare.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Follow him on Twitter @eric_ital for movie and soccer takes or contact him firstname.lastname@example.org