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Man Calls 911 After 'Dared' to Jump Onto Moving Semi

Associated Press

June 21, 2010

SABINA, Ohio — Police say a man called 911 from the back of a moving tractor-trailer after he jumped onto the truck on a dare from friends, then traveled about 10 miles on an Ohio highway. In the call early Friday, 24-year-old Brandon Farmer tells a Fayette County dispatcher that it was a stupid idea and that he’s “holding on for dear life” on U.S. route 22 near Sabina, about 50 miles southwest of Columbus.

The Washington Court House man says he jumped onto the semitrailer as “kind of a joke” when it was stopped at a red light.

A Sabina police officer pulled over the truck and spotted Farmer still clinging to the back. The driver was unaware of the extra cargo onboard.

Sheriff Vernon Stanforth says Farmer had been drinking at the time and was charged with disorderly conduct.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    idiot.....

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    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    lol, that's funny

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    joejeep

    about 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    Gee, do ya think it was a bad decision there bud? How much do you have to have to drink in order to be able to do something this stupid?????

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    DonnaLynn

    about 4 years ago

    10604 Comments

    He told the dispatcher... that he’s “holding on for dear life” I beg to differ, he was holding onto his cell phone and the semi... his life wasn't so dear before he jumped onto that trailer.. And yes, I would have muted the phone and laughed!

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    Jason_Reel

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    LOL!!! See, this is why I couldn't be a dispatcher. I'd have dared him to jump off (after I was able to stop laughing of course).

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    SuzanneNGa

    about 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    ROFL@Top_Cat

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    Alexander_Ott

    about 4 years ago

    572 Comments

    I gotta admit, it does sound like fun.
    Stupid, yet fun.

    >>madog87
    >>..... What did we learn?
    In this day and age? To try to stand up next time with the beer in your hand.

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    4theblue

    about 4 years ago

    1566 Comments

    What a nut.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    While that guy is an IDIOT, what a great job on the LEO's part on locating the vehicle quickly enough to save this man from injury or death.

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    alexy

    about 4 years ago

    3970 Comments

    I bet this jump was preceeded by " hold my beer and watch this...."

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    LenSnow

    about 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    Was this man a moron or what!~ He obviously didn't graduate High school, and $10 says he would do it again if drunk enough.

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    42212 Comments

    "Holding on for dear life" riding on the back of a semi and talking on his cell phone. Sounds like a movie stunt. No sympathy here. Yes darsavmo I made my comment before I saw yours. Bump anyway. LOL!

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    LadyG

    about 4 years ago

    6646 Comments

    No use being dumb & stupid unless you can show it!

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    mf1127

    about 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    I dare you to jump onto an airplane before take off.... c'mon. do it !

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    ill_taze_u_bro

    about 4 years ago

    2844 Comments

    "But you ain't got no legs Lt. Dan..." Idiot.

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