Police in Palm Bay, Fla., say a teen attempting to impress college football recruiters by making a video of himself jumping over a moving car ended with a broken arm and leg when the car hit him and flipped him multiple times in the air.
According to Florida Today, a Gannett news outlet, 19-year-old Bladimir Barreto was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center's trauma center in Melbourne, Fla., to be treated.
In the video, which can also be seen on ClickOrlando.com, Barreto runs at a moving Honda Accord. Apparently, he thought he was going to jump over the car as it drove underneath him, like the viral video of Kobe Bryant jumping over a speeding car from a few years ago. The difference was, Kobe's video was fake.
When Barreto tried it, he hit the front of the car and did multiple flips before landing on the ground.
"He's lucky that it wasn't worse than what it was," Palm Bay Police Department spokesperson Yvonne Martinez told Florida Today.
"The motive was apparently to video something to show to college recruiters for football."
According to the report, the driver of the car was his 17-year-old brother, who now could face charges because he didn't have a license.
It's unclear exactly how close Barreto was to being on any college football coach's radar, considering he isn't listed in the Rivals.com recruiting database. Florida Today reported he played two years ago for the defunct Brevard Grizzlies, an amateur football team in the Florida Football Alliance. His coach describes him as undersized but fast.
Barreto's stunt probably wasn't going to draw many rave reviews from coaches who value common sense in their players.
H/T to Lost Lettermen
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