Guy Stops to Film Lightning, Gets Struck By Lightning

What are the odds?

Tommy Gimlerby Tommy Gimler

A Seattle man who thought it would be “very, very cool to see” a lightning bolt from an approaching storm instead found out the hard way that lightning can in fact be a cold, heartless bitch.

Robb Montejano was taking a casual Saturday afternoon walk through a field when he saw several bolts of lightning in the distance. And even though most eight-year-old kids would tell you the safest place to be when you see lightning is inside a house or building, Montejano instead put YouTube hits in front of safety and decided to stand in the field so he could capture a bolt or two on his camera phone.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Montejano can be heard saying in the video. “I’ll give it a minute here because it would be very, very cool to see on film. But-“

But yeah, just as Montejano was about to put the phone down, he got the bolt of lightning he was looking for and then some.


“I just felt this surge of electricity go ‘boom’ through my body,” Montejano told KOMO. “The electricity flowing through my body, I can’t describe it. It was amazing.”

It was amazing all right. Amazingly stupid.

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