Sunday, November 16, 2008

So I am driving home from Phoenix, I am by myself cruising West bound in our motorhome on I-8 in El Cajon about 11pm. Traffic starts to slow and I see brake lights going left and right, swerving all over the place. I started to hit the brakes to avoid whatever was going on ahead of me. I am on the brakes pretty hard when all of the sudden the truck in font of me goes hard left and my headlights shine on this shirtless Hispanic guy chasing cars and hitting them on the hood with his fists. At his point I am going pretty slow, maybe 10 mph. He turns and looks at me and stands in my lane like a singular logo. You know, with both legs spread and both arms stretched in a "V". I had cars on both sides of me and had only two options.......Option (1) Run him over. Option (2) Stop. I decided to stop. Now this guy starts pounding on my wind shield as he is moving to his left (my right) towards the "Door" side of the motorhome. As soon as he was on the side of the motorhome I hit the gas to get a way from him. I took a look out the right side mirror to see what he was doing as I was driving away only to see him hanging on my mirror with his legs propped up on the side of the motorhome. Now what?.........My first thought was to do a Dirty Hairy type move and pull to the right and scrape him off on a road sign or something. I was doing about 20 mph at this time and accelerating. What if this guy falls off at speed and dies? Am I liable? Crap!......So I slow down and he puts his feet on the ground and walks but is still holding on to my mirror. I speed up and he puts his feet up.......I slow and he walks. This goes on for a few hundred feet as I am making my way to the right shoulder. At his point I am on the cell to 9-1-1 but unable to get through.....Busy signal...Three times I get a busy signal. So I stop and he finally lets go of the mirror. I hit the gas as hard as I can but being so heavy it takes a little time to get the motorhome up to speed. I look in the mirror again and now see said Hispanic guy hanging on my door handle with his feet on the fold in step. At this point I hear him trying to get in the door. I continue to drive doing about 10 mph for a while in the right lane. Still unable to get through to 9-1-1..........I am driving down the freeway with a Mexican guy hanging on my motorhome, trying to bust into my door. That's normal right? It happens............ I am so glad that I have a habit of locking that door. I did the stop and go thing for a while and finally this guy was unable to grab back on to the door handle. As I looked in the right side mirror I saw him pounding on the hood of another car. I am really glad that I locked my door. .......UE

6 comments:

harris clan said...

from now on i will always lock my door. plus that was way to weird

Grandma Debby said...

It sounded like an Eddie story. I kept waiting for the punch line. I'm glad your door was locked and everyting is OK. Did he damage your motorhome?

Brad said...

Sounds like the perfect time to use a .38 Special. But wait...Maybe he just wanted a Book of Mormon!!!!!

Kris said...

Hey Eddie, that has to be one of the wierdest experiences I have heard of. Glad it was you and not me..dont know what I would have done. So much for 911. Glad you are safe.

nrapier said...

Ok. I've got this covered. I'm in a criminal law class...You're totally not liable for any injuries to this guy! Unless someone files suit in his behalf,because i'm pretty sure an illegal alien can't file on this sort of claim, there is no way this goes to court...but the best defense if it does go to court, (and here is where i'm a seedy lawyer) is that you didn't "see" him. Ignorance = innocence. (wink wink)

Man, I pay a lot of money to provide really obvious ways to get out of problems.

Funny story Uncle Ed. Let me know if you need Nugent tickets!

lisa Rapier said...

Wow!!!! could only happen to you Ed. And you have your own personal lawyer getting you Nugent tickets. Thats really cool!!!!

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