A man unsuccessfully, but valiantly, tried to stop his ... A man unsuccessfully, but valiantly, tried to stop his truck vehicle with his feet.


Warning to readers: though Fred Flintstone may have been able to brake his car with his feet, the physics of cartoons does not play out in real life.

A 24-year-old in the Detroit metro area did not get this vital memo when attempting to stop his car when the brakes failed. Actually, he told police he knew the brakes weren't working on his pickup truck, but he had to do something for work. So he figured he'd try using his feet.

He hit four vehicles along his two-mile Goesbeck Highway adventure -- all the while dangling his feet outside of the car in an attempt to slow it, ClickOnDetroit reported.

Surprisingly, he wasn't drunk or otherwise impaired, police said. He was hit with a citation for reckless driving and his driver's license was suspended.

Note to readers: You cannot use a dinosaur as a crane. You also can't suspend yourself in mid-air, only falling once you realize you'e stepped off hard ground, a la Wile E. Coyote. You also cannot disarm a robber by yelling Expelliarmus and waving a wand at them, like our fictional friends in the Harry Potter books.

Video of the driver weaving through traffic is above.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope that wasn't the cop videoing the guy from the car, otherwise it looks like there were two idiots driving around that day. If it was, then he should have driven in front of the guy and slowed down - forcing him to stop. Something! Not just watch him drive like a maniac for miles to see if he might kill someone.
        Darin
        • 3 Years Ago
        Actually, All patrol cars are equipt with a video recorder in the front of their vehicles so it just happened that it was filming when this idiot was trying to attempt the impossible. I've heard of some pretty stupid things in my day but trying to stop a vehicle in motion with your feet has got to be on the top of the list. He not only endangered his own life but all those drivers on the road that day.
      lishead7
      • 3 Years Ago
      You can`t fix STUPID.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is like our president.......one foot out the door and still wrecking everything along the way.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Or the republicans who bailed out the car and trying to blame everyone else
        • 3 Years Ago
        again.. ******* useless statement. you're all idiots
          • 3 Years Ago
          Mr poopy mouth? You have something usefull to say?.....Didn't think so.
      barbarianxx
      • 3 Years Ago
      perhaps one might try sneezing in the direction the car as going. I saw that actually work at one point when the coyote had to make a quick stop while chasing the roadrunner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @barbarianxx
        That is GENIOUS ! The guy had other bodily functions going on at the time and sneezing was probably the next one to try.
      paul91745
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Police Officer was WORTHLESS, you can tell the guy can't stop his truck why not pull up in front of him with his patrol car and help the poor guy.
      Valerie
      • 3 Years Ago
      What an a-hole/idiot. He could have killed someone. What was he thinking. HI agree with ThisIsJustAidan-he should have his license revoked and should never be allowed to drive again. Has he never heard of taking a bus? Calling a cab? Sheesh.
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is typical of why I left Detroit years ago, have you seen what the public schools are turning out there?
      noknrc
      • 3 Years Ago
      This nut was 99 cents short of a dollar. You take a truck out that you know has no brakes is totally stupid. I worked many years in auto repair and we would not try to drive a car into the shop without brakes. We would form a team and push the car into the shop. He was going to try and stop a 4000 pound truck est. empty that was still in drive by dragging his feet. What ever happened to "N" and the emergency brake. The bottom line is this truck should have never left his home.
      Ray Meyer
      • 3 Years Ago
      SVNSTRNG3 - For your plan to top work - have cop pull in front and use his patrol car's brakes - here's what has to be done. 1-You need clear space in front of you. not a lot of Red lights. 2- You need to make sure both vehicles are centered on each other. If you don't, you (the patrol car) could get pushed off to one side or the other. Hencethe need for clear space and little on-coming or cross traffic. 3-you need to TRUST the other driver will put his vehicle in neutral. Otherwise his engine could override your brakes. Remember this guy decided at home that even though his brakes were out, decided to drive the truck anyway. It would have been better for the office to get ahead of the truck, clear intersections with emergency lights and siren so the truck could go through without cross traffic. And get some additional units to help the driver any way they could. thats what I would do.
      dkp50
      • 3 Years Ago
      Uh..Of course Don't drive it in the 1st place, but if you Loose your Brakes while Driving? Ever think to use the Emergency Brake? Or how about Also using Low Gear and then Park? Suspend his license? And you think this will stop him from Driving? Bet it won't.. And If he is a Immigrant? Just Imagine? There are over 20 Million ILLEGALS that have less than 5th grade educations There are over 40 Million Legal Latino's that have Less than a HS Level education.. and over 66% of Black Americans Drop out of School and don't have a HS Education.. And they are all out there , driving on your Hwy's, probably following you, if not In front of you..or going to run that Red Light and Hit You! Scarey isn't it? And you wonder why Most educated people don't want to live in these Cities ? But they do provide Jobs for The Police and EMT's !
      • 3 Years Ago
      how about the moron cop that could have stopped the car by pulling in front and slowing the vehicle down so it didn't have to hit someone else's vehicle and jack everybody's insurance rates up -but alas he just watched and waited thinking inside the box and not being proactive.Driver could have used or tried the e-brake ...may not have worked as it looked like the reason why his primary brakes failed was over load.
        dusty754
        • 3 Years Ago
        The police did not have enough room to use the cruiser as a brake. You need a lot of room and precision to use a car as a brake. Be off by a little bit and you can pit yourself. But that is not going to jack up everybody's insurance. It will jack up HIS but insurance companies usually price their policies based on the accidents occuring in a given area. Thus if the area is relatively accident free, the rates are lower than say Los Angeles where there are more accidents. If you read the story, the driver already knew the brakes would not stop the vehicle before he took the trip.
        Dana
        • 3 Years Ago
        Hey genius, what police department was this? What does their policy say about using their vehicle against another vehicle? What does state law say about it? You damn well better know these things before you go calling an officer a moron. Every department has policies that dictate their response in critical situations to protect their interests due to liability. If he violated his departments policy he would have been fired for violating it. Until you learn correct grammar, punctuation, and spacing in typing the english language, perhaps you should save the moron epithet for yourself.
        Terry
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah OK...! How was the "moron" cop supposed to know the guy had no brakes. Drag-foot man appeared to be drunk, on drugs, a generic lunatic, or all of the above. An officer doesn't place himself in front of an unknown quantity. The only place you'll see a cop follow your suggestions is on the Dukes of Hazzard. Svnstrng3, please place your seat-back in the upright position, and return to reality. Have a safe day!
      • 3 Years Ago
      WTF.... what a RETARD !!!
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