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Kiss-Blowing Roof Rider's Defense: I Was Riding in My Own Little Parade
(Screen Capture: New York Post)
He wasn't breaking the law, he was having his own personal parade!
31-year-old Ronnie Sellars was arrested on Sept. 5 on a disorderly conduct charge after photos of him “car-surfing” surfaced on Facebook on Aug. 29. According to Seller's arrest report, the stunt lasted for about 30 miles along Interstate 40 from Wilson County to Nashville in an event he analogized to “being on a surfboard going 80 miles per hour.”
Despite being arrested and facing serious charges, Sellars refused to admit wrongdoing.
“It was a birthday party and a celebration. I was riding in a parade. My own little parade,” Sellars told a local news outlet. “I shouldn’t have been charged for riding on top of a car, because they don’t charge people when they’re having parades.”
Sellars maintains that he and his wife were just “kicking it” and also “celebrating a great new job offer.” He told WKRN news that they weren't bothering anyone in the community, adding, “They were just like, wow, taking pictures. It just made their day.”
See? Public service. No harm done!
By the way, America has a long and proud history of jackasses putting people and pets on the roof of their cars and going for a family cruise.
Example 1: In July of this year, an Illinois woman was arrested for driving around with two kids on the roof of her car (inside) of an inflatable pool.
49-year-old Jennifer A. Janus Yeager told police she drove into town to inflate the pool, then had the kids sit inside of it to hold it down on the ride home.
Example 2: Mitt Romney admitted (and paid for it dearly via his failed 2012 presidential campaign) that he strapped his Irish setter to the roof of his car in 1983 and drove all the way to Canada as the dog defecated in fear.
Example 3: Clark W. Griswold, an executive in the food additives industry was cited in 1983 for strapping his deceased 73-year-old Aunt Edna to the roof of their 1982 Ford Wagon Family Truckster during a trip to Wally World.
Hammer and Nigel have more great moments in car surfing in today's edition of "Is This Anything?"