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Viral Video: Man Riding Atop the Hood of a Moving Truck Pleads With Others to Call Police -- And There's a Hilarious Explanation

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

A video shot over the weekend is getting some attention for several reasons:

  1. It shows a man clinging to the hood of a moving, white pickup truck.
  2. The man asks a woman in another car to call the police. Why? Because he says the truck driver hit him and so he jumped on the hood.
  3. The woman in the other car who says she will call the police for him has an unusually calm voice.

(Image: YouTube screenshot)

All of it adds up to a story that needs a bit of explanation, but first here's the video of the incident that's getting the most play on YouTube:

So in this video, you can hear the man claiming the man hit him and the calm demeanor of the woman off-screen. Many in the comments section question whether the incident is even real due to the fact that the event was even filmed and the tone of the woman's voice.

It doesn't help that the person who posted the video on YouTube -- perhaps jokingly -- claims to have "dubbed" it.

But there does seem to be a legitimate news report regarding the incident, which includes the video submitted from a viewer with the same exact audio.

WBRZ reportedĀ Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Tommy Stubbs saying the man on the hood was selling shrimp on the side of the road when the man with the truck took his sign. That's when the man selling the shrimp jumped on the hood of the car.

According to the report, the man driving the truck picked up the sign because it was located in the public right of way, which is against a local ordinance, and drove it -- and the man -- straight to the police station nearby. No charges were issued, according to WBRZ.

(H/T: Jalopnik)

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