THIS is why we say you should never help ANYBODY.
Back on September 12th, Roy Ortiz was driving in Lafayette, Colorado when crazy rain started coming down, the road flooded, and his 2003 Pontiac flipped. And it ended up taking two hours for rescue crews to get there and save him.
Apparently they didn't know Roy was in the car. He survived by climbing into the backseat, finding an air pocket, and staying calm.
But now he's SUING the rescuers . . . because they took so long. He wants $500,000 in damages, and he's claiming the road should've been closed or at least marked. He also needs help with medical bills, including treatment for hypothermia.
The North Metro Fire Department saved him . . . and they're taking the high road. A spokeswoman says, quote, "I'm sure it was a traumatic experience for him. Ultimately, we were just very grateful we were able to save his life."
Have you ever wondered what your favorite artist is doing while you're fidgeting in your seat waiting for the damn concert to start? Chances are, they're goofing off. That's what LADY ANTEBELLUM was up to in a recent episode of Lady A TV that shows them backstage dancing, drinking from red solo cups and singing off-key.
It must be pretty exciting for a new artist to finally walk into a store and buy their debut album. Then again, being a new artist also means they probably won't get recognized.
That's what happened to ERIC PASLAY when he stopped into Walmart to pick up his self-titled debut CD.
He said, quote, "I maybe bought some creamer or something with it. Coffee creamer and my album. And the girl checks it out, and she looks at the record and she kinda looked at me and looked at the record and put it in the bag.
"I said, 'I've been probably been waiting over 10 years for that record to come out.' She goes, 'Wow, 10 years? How did you know that?' I said, 'Well, it's my record.'"
But the cashier STILL didn't believe him. He said, quote, "She pulled open the record and then called every Walmart assistant over to check it out and ask if it was really me."
You might be surprised to know that COLE SWINDELL got teased about his name when he was a kid. That is until you hear his full name . . . and then you'll totally understand.
I'll let him explain. Quote, "My name's Colden Rainy Swindell. It kind of sounds like a weather forecast. Caught a lot of heat for that as a kid, but I'm proud of it. I was named after my granddaddy. He always said not to forget where I came from."
Last year, NASCAR driver JEFF GORDON pranked a used car salesman by taking him on a crazy test drive. And some people thought it was staged, including a guy named Travis Okulski who writes for the website Jalopnik.com.
So recently, Jeff tried to PROVE to Travis that the last one was real . . . by posing as a taxi driver, picking him up, and then leading the cops on a HIGH-SPEED CHASE. Of course, some people think this video was set up too.
Of all the things that are virtually GUARANTEED to cause road rage, a guy doing 40 in the passing lane on a highway might be number one. And the state legislature in Georgia knows it.
The Georgia House of Representatives just approved a bill that would make it ILLEGAL to drive slowly in the left lane of a highway or interstate, if there's a faster driver behind you . . . even if that driver is going ABOVE the speed limit.
Under the law, anyone in the left lane would need to move right when a faster car comes up behind them. If they don't, they'd be eligible for a MISDEMEANOR for slow driving and face a fine. The biggest problem would be enforcement. Basically, a cop would have to see it for the person to get busted.
The state rep who came up with the bill is Bill Hitchens, a Republican from Rincon, Georgia. He says, quote, "My reason for doing this is more for an educational opportunity for people.
"You're not supposed to ride 55, 60 miles-per-hour in the left lane when you've got 15, 16, 17 people lined up behind you. That's the spark that ignites road rage."