A man attempted to jump a canal in his Toyota Corolla but failed to come close to making it over. Of course, this took place in Florida.
The man, who neighbors suspect was “misbehaving, or under the influence of alcohol or drug-related,” stopped his Corolla, got out and judged how far the canal was. The 20 feet distance seemed to be achievable for this man and his car, and he got back in to back up and attempt the jump in some sort of Dukes of Hazzard tribute.
The problem was that the guy failed to clear the 20 feet and got his car wedged into the canal. His car was totaled and had to be towed out while the unnamed man was miraculously uninjured. Here’s a video report on what happened from Cape Coral Fox affiliate WFTX:
And some more information from WFTX:
Lee County Sheriff Deputies say a man attempted to jump a canal with his car in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood overnight.
It happened along 7th Street West in Lehigh Acres.
Witnesses say they saw a man in a blue Toyota Corolla drive to the edge of the canal and stop. Then, he got out of the car to observe the distance, got back into the vehicle and tried to make the jump of about 20 feet.
…A map of the area shows that 5th Street West just two blocks away could have provided easy access across the canal.
It’s unknown as to why this guy thought it’d be a good idea to jump a canal. Even if it is Florida, it’s a bad idea. If drugs were involved, it would at least explain somewhat why he’d do this instead of driving the extra two blocks. Maybe he should just be grateful he wasn’t hurt.