Gravity Kills

I saw this story here and decided to share. A 22-year-old Reston man was found dead yesterday after he tried to use accessory straps (the stretchy little ropes with hooks on each end) to bungee jump off a 70-foot railroad trestle, police said. Fairfax County police said Eric A. Barcia, a fast-food worker, taped a bunch of these straps together, wrapped an end around one foot, anchored the other end to the trestle at Lake Accotink Park, jumped … and hit the pavement. Warren Carmichael, a police spokesman, said investigators think Barcia was alone because his car was found nearby. “The length of the cord that he had assembled was greater than the distance between the trestle and the ground.” Police say the apparent cause of death was “major trauma”. An autopsy was scheduled for later that week. Inasmuch as the circumstance is grave, the hilarity in stupidity remains profound.


One thought on “Gravity Kills

  1. Christina Mango says:

    I don’t know if you watch investigative cop shows, but I can picture Al Robbins or Melinda Warner saying something along the lines of “While no signs of drugs or alcohol where present in the victim’s system, I can say with utmost certainty that the cause of death was stupidity”. Of course they’d pepper in a clever quip or two.

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