Man rides on hood of Mercedes-Benz at 70 miles per hour while talking on his cellphone
The video shot by Daniel Midah on his cell phone shows a man wearing a white tank top and black shorts, clinging to the hood of the car while chatting on the phone.
A Florida man was spotted on Sunday riding on the hood of a car speeding down the southbound express lane of I-95. If that's not crazy enough, the driver who captured the footage of the wild stunt said the man seemed as if he was talking on the phone.
Later it was reported that he was talking to his ex-girlfriend, Patresha Isidore, who was driving the car. The identity of the man is still unknown, but Isidore is facing a misdemeanor charge of culpable negligence, Broward court records show. As for Daniel Midah who shot the footage while driving along the incredible incident, it was a surreal moment.
“What the actual f—k?” Midah can be heard saying. “We are mid-highway.”
“So, check it out, the guy is on the hood and the woman driving the black Benz has one hand on the wheel and the other holding the phone,” Midah says in the video.
According to the video, a female passenger sitting alongside the driver could not believe what she was seeing.
“What is that?” she said. “Oh my God!”
In a conversation with the Miami New Times, Midah said that the man wearing a white tank top and black shorts appeared to be holding on to the hood of the Mercedes-Benz C300 with one hand while talking on his cellphone with the other.
“It was scary and also like it was crazy and funny. I was mind blown. I have never seen anything like that,” he added.
Midah, an engineering student, further stated that the woman behind the wheel appeared to be talking on the phone as well, most likely to the stuntman clinging on to the hood of her car. They were driving one of the "most dangerous" highways in the world, Midah asserted.
“It was literally crazy,” Midah, 19, told the newspaper. “The guy was looking left and right, a phone in one hand. It didn’t look like he was alarmed or fazed by anything. He was chilling, like nothing was weird.”
Immediately after capturing the footage of the unbelievable scene, Midah dialed 911 and alerted the authorities, providing them with the car description and tag number.
“They were putting their lives in danger, but also those of the people around them. If he had fallen off, he would have hit me, you know, that’s on me.”
“The strangest thing of all is that both rider and driver seemed calm like it was no big deal.”
“Obviously, like, it was funny, but it was also really dangerous,” he continued.
As of Tuesday, the 43-second video of the stunt had been viewed more than 1 million times.
During a conversation with The Post, Florida Highway Patrol spokesman, Joe Sanchez, confirmed that the agency was aware of the said video. When asked what was his first reaction upon seeing the footage, Sanchez said, “I can’t believe the guy is on the hood of that car, holding on for his dear life. It could’ve ended tragically.”
However, on Tuesday Isidore told WSVN-Ch. 7 that the whole shebang started when she was leaving her Lauderhill home to pick up her daughter. He ex who lives with her and against whom she was mulling a restraining order, launched himself on the hood of the car.
“I had to get my child, so I wasn’t going to deal with any foolishness,” Isidore told the station on why she continued driving with her ex on the hood.
Soon she reached I-95, with her ex still clinging to the hood of the car. Isidore also used her phone to record the sight of her ex-boyfriend on the hood, while shouting at him.
“Get off!” she can be heard yelling on the cellphone video obtained by WSVN.
It was then that Midah also driving on the highway spotted the wild ride.
Isidore’s ex-boyfriend finally did give up and got inside the vehicle after they left I-95 near West Park. When they are at Southwest 39th Street and 32nd Avenue they were apprehended and Isidore was placed in handcuffs and hauled off to jail.
However, Isidore said she shouldn't have been charged at all. “He was threatening me, so I was scared, so of course I wasn’t going to stop and let him get in the car,” she told WSVN.