I don’t understand the desire to try and copy movie stunts. So you just watched the Blackwater Bay episode of Game of Thrones and want to set a bunch of ships on fire? Okay cool, but WHY? Why in fuck-all would you want to potentially blow yourself up just for the sake of a stupid Youtube video that probably won’t even break 10 views, 8 of which are from family, 1 from the only friend you have and another 1 from some random naked man who didn’t even mean to click the link (if you’re wondering why he’s naked, it’s because fuck you). Unfortunately for Mohammad Khalid, 17, he didn’t take any of these super-convincing reasons NOT to copy movie stunts before he tried to re-create the 21 Jumpstreet car-surfing scene.
“Mohammad Khalid, 17, suffered serious head injuries after he fell from the roof of the car face down on to the concrete.
The teenager, from Sterling, Virginia, died three days later after being critically injured.
Khalid and his 18-year-old friend, who has not been named, had been watching the movie, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, along with other online clips last Tuesday. The teens then decided to try the dangerous move out for themselves…
‘He was on the top, the car top, he didn’t hold his body.
‘And when he spinned, he fell down and hit his face from here to here by the front tire.’
The friends had been performing stunts with a car in a parking lot in Sterling, Virginia.
The Loudoun County Sheriff has yet to decide whether Khalid’s teenage friend, who was behind the wheel at the time, will face charges.”
Normally I’d go on to make some mean joke about “survival of the fittest” and “ridding the gene pool of the idiots,” but I’m feeling kinda blahh with Robin Williams’ death and all, so I’ll let this kid slide.
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[H/T Daily Mail]