Chris Hampshire of Georgetown, TX was driving through Cedar Breaks Park near Lake Georgetown when he took a wrong turn. He backed up and turned towards the exit when a park attendant stopped him. And that's when all hell broke loose.
Hampshire describes what happened:
The situation was me leaving a lake with my Jetski. Accidentally steered down the wrong exit while leaving, this parks and rec worker happened to be outside. She saw me correct myself and I was about to leave the main exit point. At that point she started telling me she was calling the cops and I wasn’t allowed to leave. I said no ma’am you’re mistaken, you can’t hold me here. She jumped in front of my car then this is when I pulled out my phone... shortly after the video ended she stepped out of the way to talk to the park rangers and I voiced that I was leaving being that this was unlawful from the beginning and I didn’t do anything illegal.
About a mile down the road I see 15 officers with sirens and lights speed pass me (they legitimately thought someone was being run over) quickly a few officers turned around, pulled me over and talk to me about what happened. Thankfully they were very calm and shortly after showing the video I was let go....
The park attendant was identified as Judine Reed. She no longer works for the park, which is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read the rest
Just as I was getting back from Burning Man, a super-funny video of an Irish family dealing with a bat flying around their kitchen, was going viral.
Tadhg Fleming, the family's son, captured the chaotic moment in a video he's calling "Bat Dad." Tadhg makes comedy videos but this one wasn't staged. He noticed his dad, Derry, trying to catch the flying mammal with a small towel and started filming. It's Tadhg's yelling and screaming "commentary" that really makes the clip.
Now the newly-famous Fleming family of Kerry, Ireland has been interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel, in the kitchen where it all went down.
(Be sure to watch to the end for a special surprise.) Read the rest
Never gets old, even though these TV ad viral videos first came out in 2007-8, if I recall correctly.
I neither know nor care whether this is, or ever was, a real business. I choose to believe.
Huh, and they run a truck and storage firm, and they're also lawyers.
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The Today Show tracked down the Texas father who shot that now iconic video of the West fertilizer plant explosion — the one where you can hear his daughter screaming and pleading with him to leave after the explosion happens. Derrick Hurtt and his family were within 300 yards of the factory when it went up. They were there specifically to shoot some video of the burning plant. Hurtt's 12-year-old daughter, who says after the explosion that she can't hear anything, has regained her hearing. Read the rest