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Viral video shows Florida man jump, hold onto the hood of a moving semi-truck

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Devoun Cetoute

Miami Herald

Florida saw more bizarre traffic behavior Saturday when a man jumped on a moving semi-truck, troopers said.

Just after 1 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol got a call that a man was driving a Toyota SUV south with another man on Florida’s Turnpike near Boynton Beach, FHP said.

The driver, whom troopers did not identify, began acting strangely and stopped the car on the southbound exit ramp to Boynton Beach. He got out of the car and started walking on the highway.

As he walked, he jumped over the concrete median wall into oncoming northbound traffic. As cars started to slow, he jumped on top of the hood of a semi tractor-trailer that continued driving north with the man on top. The man started hitting the windshield of the semi-truck with his hands.

An FHP trooper eventually stopped the truck and detained the man on the hood. Boynton Beach Fire Rescue took the man to Wellington Regional Hospital for further evaluation.

FHP did not say if the man or the driver of the semi-truck would be charged.

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