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like to send us, you can logon to our website, i'm contessa brewer. that's all for this edition of "caught on camera." \s > defiant, dangerous, and desperate. they are suspects who won't go down without a fight. whether riding down the road in a fiery truck -- >> don't even think about it. >> -- or jumping off a bridge. each in their own way, defied
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the rules, clashed with police, and paid the price. >> shots fired. "caught on camera: they fought the law." a gunman goes on a deadly rampage in the heart of hollywood. >> i saw a guy coming on the street in his car go by. he start shooting at him. >> i figured he had blanks. i thought it couldn't be real. it became real when i heard a window shatter. >> i hadn't heard any gunshots. there was no fore warning. there was nothing to tell me that i was driving into danger. i was within half an inch of death. >> he was right there. i kind of just shrug off to the side and make myself a tiny target.
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hear the gunshot go off. [ gunshot ] los angeles, california, december 9th, 2011. it's 10:19 friday morning and chris johns is working out of his home office four stories above the hollywood intersection of sunset and vine. >> i was on the phone, and during the phone call, i heard a popping sound. [ gunfire ] and first i dismissed it as the backfire of a car or some construction down the road. i wasn't sure. and then i heard pop, pop, a few more pops. i rushed over to the window and looked out the window and immediately saw a man with a white tank top and a gun. he was kind of roaming the streets randomly shooting at cars. >> johns begins recording this video with his cell phone camera and he tries to warn the people below. >> he's shooting people at will.
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he's shooting people! >> across vine street, john atterbury, a movie executive and movie producer, lies critically wounded, shot in the face and neck. while atterbury fights for his life, the gunman calmly strolls up a now-deserted vine street. >> i was driving on vine street heading south and stopped at the intersection of sunset and vine. >> movie producer don rydell is driving a red honda civic. >> in the middle of the street, i saw a young man waving. i thought, well, it's friday morning and he's out having a good time. so the light turned green, and i went across the intersection. he was looking straight up, straight ahead, until my car became parallel with him. all the sudden, he zipped around, faced me and boom.
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i hear this sound. the glass on my car shatter. >> the bullet misses rydell by half an inch. >> there was glass all over my clothes. glass had hit my cheek. >> chris godley, a photo editor for "the hollywood reporter" is one car behind in a black toyota. >> i saw him raise his gun and take a shot into the car, and i saw the window explode, and then he saw me coming. the barrel of his gun is now raising up towards me. i had no real choice but to drive straight through the intersection. i saw the gun start to come around in my direction, and i knew what was about to happen. everything slows down in that moment. [ gunshot ] >> the bullet goes through the truck door and grazes godley's leg. >> had he had better aim, yeah,
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i could be not here right now. the bullet hit my ipad, which was sitting in the passenger's seat next to me, bounced off and went into my passenger side door. >> from his fourth floor apartment, chris johnson watches as terrified drivers swerve to avoid the gunman. >> he's shooting people. >> he's roaming the streets, mechanically and methodically shooting at anything that moves. >> security at john's building has already called 911, but with no sign of police, john opts to create a diversion using himself. >> and at that point, something went off in my head where i said, what can i do to distract this guy? so, i immediately started shouting, "hey, you madman." "madman, why don't you come up here. come on up here, buddy." shoot me. i want to die. shoot me. i'm ready to die. kill me, i want to die! please, kill me! i thought it would get his attention, something that sounds
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crazy. if he was in an altered state, maybe he would believe. when he started coming in my direction, i saw him getting closer and closer. and i wondered, is he going to shoot? am i gonna die? >> instead, the gunman has a request. >> ammo! >> i don't have any, man. i'm so sorry. >> he's like, i'm out of ammo. >> i'm so sorry. >> call the ambulance. >> he says, call an ambulance. here i'm thinking, he doesn't even know what he just did. he's telling me to call the ambulance. >> there's a cop. >> three minutes after the first shots are fired, two detectives just blocks away when told of the shooting by eyewitnesses pull up and run south down vine under the treeline. a third officer, off duty and working a nearby movie set, joins up with them. they attempt to engage the gunman, but according to
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eyewitness gregory, the shooter is suicidal. >> he was out of his mind. he was really out of his mind. he goes, "i want to die! i want to die!" all of a sudden, the suspect makes this move like he's going to go for a gun, you know, like he's like a quick draw or something. >> the gun flies from his hand. [ gunfire ] from under the trees, two of the officers fire at the suspect. >> he put his hand on his side, and he kind of walked back, and he stumbled to the floor. >> the professional photographer who always carries a camera captures these dramatic images of the gunman who is now holding what appears to be a knife. >> i could see in his face that he was just in pain. his mouth was open and he was squirming on the floor. all the other lapd officers came up from down the street. >> the shooter dies at the
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scene. with the street secured, victim john atterbury is rushed to the e.r. >> they removed him from the car. he was lying on the pavement. and then he was picked up and put on a gurney and wheeled away to an ambulance. i just thought, i hope he's going to be okay. as it turned out, he wasn't okay. >> atterbury's wounds are too severe. he dies three days later. >> he was jubilant, joyful and this effervescence that signed through him. he was special. >> actress jen godson stars in "god's country," a film atterbury co-wrote and was producing when he died. >> he had a lot of friends and a lot of loved ones. i think it's because he cared so much for people. when god took him, that was one thing i was praying, i'm like,
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god why? why? it's senseless. >> the shooter is later identified as 26-year-old tyler brem. he was apparently distraught over a breakup with his long-time girlfriend just days before. toxicology reports reveal marijuana and traipses of meth am fe -- methamphetamine in his system. >> we can't control somebody who decides to have a bad day and start firing on everybody. you just never know when something like that can happen. for the two survivors, every day is a gift. neither chris nor don will soon forget how close they came to losing their lives. >> i think i take relationships with people that i care about a little bit more seriously. >> god was looking after me that day. i truly believe by the grace of god that i'm here today talking to you. coming up -- danger at the wheel. a fugitive from justice takes his ex-girlfriend on a
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bullets fly as police chase a wanted man willing to do anything to escape. >> i knew at that point that we were dealing with an extremely dangerous and violent criminal. >> he wasn't going to stop until he crashed and either killed somebody or killed himself. >> fresno, california, december 16th, 2002. it's just before 11:00 p.m. and police are in hot pursuit. the man they're after, a suspect wanted for skipping bail in a narcotics case. 15 minutes earlier, the 26-year-old had taken off when
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cops in nearby clovis try to bring him in. in the car with him, his on again/off again girlfriend, and the mother of his two sons, who shared her story with local television. >> i was just scared, and i'm still shook up. i begged him to stop. to just let me out. just stop. >> by chance tony kirkpatrick, a fresno camera operator, is in the vicinity and captures this dramatic video. >> i just started rolling. i just kept rolling. as you could tell, the camera was like crooked because i was so nervous. >> police fear the suspect could be high on drugs and heavily armed. as the suspect approaches a busy intersection, an officer now retired sees an opportunity to perform a p.i.t. maneuver. >> it involves making contact with the suspect vehicle in one
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of the rear quarter panels, and what it does essentially is causes them to spin out of control. as i move in a position to do that, he repositioned his vehicle. we were going to basically hit head on. my concern was the passenger. if i collide head on, what's going to happen to her? >> he opts to brake at the last second, but not before locking eyes with the suspect. >> i see this person who is just laughing. his eyes are open. he's enjoying himself. it's obvious to me, anyway, that his intent is to get away or die trying. >> moments later, zaharats's car is rammed by another police vehicle. the suspect keeps driving, mounting a median and steering the battered honda to a gas station across the street. there, he's hit again, but sahareth keeps moving. this time, police use their guns to stop him, opening fire with a barrage of bullets.
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>> i could hear bullets impacting the walls around me. i was extremely concerned because i knew there's a passenger in this car. in my mind i'm thinking she's going to get killed. >> i was ducking down. i was covering my head. just didn't know what to do. i can feel it pounding, bang, through the car. forcing through there. i was just waiting for bullets to come through me. i was just waiting to die. >> sahareth, his car stuck -- unable to see their target, police hold their fire. seconds later sahareth is able to maneuver the car free. officers release another round of bullets. >> you can clearly see one of the officers executing what's known as a speed load, where he's trying to reload his gun quickly. you can see the magazine drop quickly and he continues to refire.
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>> just to see all the shells flying in the air was like matrix or something. my kids flashed in my face. my wife flashed in my face. that's when i realized i'm in it too deep. >> the camera operator takes cover behind his news van but keeps rolling. off camera sahareth gives police the slip yet again. >> he was finally able to drive out of the parking lot. he headed northbound. went up to the next light, turned around and came directly back at the officers again. he was no longer trying to flee. he drove straight into the back of another car sitting at the intersection.
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there were three or four lanes that he could have gone through, and he directly hit that car. >> get your hands up! >> the collision finally brings the chase to an end. >> the driver was actually laying across the passenger seat in the lap of the female passenger. he's like, just hold me. get ready to die together. i was just like praying for my own life. >> officer acosta fears the worth for sahareth's passenger. >> totally expected her to be shot. was greatly relieved to find out she was not when i got to the vehicle. >> sahareth is unarmed. he has been shot four times. >> when it was all said and done, i was, like, patting myself down to make sure i didn't get hit or if there was any blood anywhere. i just started crying.
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>> police fire a reported 70 rounds at the suspect's vehicle. >> i think the police went too far. i think they could have stopped us in a different way. >> sahareth survives and is convicted of several charges, including false imprisonment, driving under the influence, and evading police. according to toxicology reports, alcohol and methamphetamine are found in his system. he's sentenced to six years and four months in prison. separate investigations by police and the district attorney's office found the officers acted within department policy and their response did not break the law. >> i'm glad that i'm hear right now from what i saw on the tv. i'm just glad. coming up -- an enraged suspect takes on three officers at once.
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a vicious fight breaks out in a police station when a burglary suspect tries to escape. >> it was crazy. gone wild. 50 some seconds of madness. >> university of akron ohio, may 18th, 1999. campus police officer aaron burnett is preparing to fingerprint 30-year-old steven bergen, a local resident who does not attend the school. he's been arrested for stealing a stereo, more than 30 cds and several bags of milky ways from a fraternity house on campus. >> as station surveillance cameras roll, burnett senses something isn't right.
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nevertheless, he uncuffs the suspect, a move he will soon regret. >> you going to cooperate here? >> there were indicators that he was going to be confrontational. >> thomas shannon, now retired, was a campus police officer at the time. >> sometimes you just overlook those things. >> reluctantly, the suspect gets up, but instead of facing the table, the 6'2" bergen stares down the must smaller burnette. the rookie officer tries to assert his authority. you going to cooperate or not? >> i think there's times where the officer was trying to establish himself as the alpha dog in the situation. >> stuart warner reported on the story for the cleveland plain dealer. >> he was a young officer, and there are times when you need to do that. this is not one of those times
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because you had a suspect who was unstable. >> burnett again sensing trouble is hoping to get burgen back on the bench and get some additional assistance. >> after a minute, officer burnette returns and uncuffs the suspect a second time.
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just off camera is campus police officer thomas shannon. >> officer burnette asks me to come back. he was having some problems with the suspect. the suspect turned him in, asked what i was doing back there. >> what are you coming over here? >> because i want to come here. >> his reaction was like i was disrespecting him as well. that what did you say to me? sit down. >> the second time he squares off, he's ready to go. in the blink of an eye, the fight was on. >> burnette, who is unarmed, goes for the pepper spray, but bergen knocks him back with a blow to the neck. officer shannon uses his baton, but it has little effect on the suspect.
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>> he ran right through it. >> burnette calls for the officers to use pepper spray. >> i sprayed him, actually emptied my whole canister. >> officer burnette, reeling from pepper spray, runs from the room. >> pepper spray burns. it causes your tear ducts, your nasal cavity to open. probably nine times out of ten, that's going to incapacitate someone long enough for you to apprehend them. >> but not so with this suspect. >> it almost seemed like the pepper spray aggravated him. >> bergen reaches for a chair and hurls it at officer shannon. the brawl moves out of the way of the camera in front of adjacent lockers. >> when you see the lockers moving, that's me hitting him a
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second time. this time in the chest. it doesn't stop him. >> another officer joins the fight, and the four officers are able to subdue bergen. >> down on the the ground. >> we got him to the ground. as we're handcuffing him, he's yelling, "kill me, kill me, just kill me." >> kill me! kill me! kill me. >> it was over. it was done. he knew he wasn't going further. >> the pepper spray makes its way through the ventilation system, ultimately sending seven officers and a radio dispatcher
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to the hospital for treatment. steven bergen, originally detained for stealing a stereo and a few bags of snacks ends up in far deeper trouble. he's convicted of aggravated assault on a police officer and attempted escape. he serves four years and seven months in prison. after the incident, a lot of things changed at the campus police station. >> our booking area became more secure. it was moved to that different building. no loose chairs. no loose things they could get their hands on and use against us. coming up -- an ex-con hijacks a lumber truck and gives new meaning to the term "hot pursuit." hell on wheels, when "caught on camera: they fought the law" continues. chin up secret's clear gel formula... gives you 48-hour odor protection and goes on clear for no white marks. point it at the ground til your ready that's not the ground so when your day goes on and on kevin! sue! put that down. ...and on fire!
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because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. i'm richard lui with the hour's top stories. massive man hunted under way in mexico after the country's most notorious drug lord escaped from a maximum secure pritzen sunday. joaquin guzman better known as shorty broke out of jail back in
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2001, eluding police for more than 12 years. in lebanon, malala yousafzai celebrated her 18th birthday by evening school for syrian refugee girls. the activist made history in 2014 as the youngest ever winner of the know bell peace prize. now back to caught on camera. an out-of-work ex-con leads police on a wild ride. driving a stolen lumber truck, its flat bed in flames. >> i can't believe they didn't stop this guy, man. >> it can't get much more dangerous. he was on the open road with an
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18-wheeler that was on fire. it was a true wild west chase and shootout. >> dallas, texas, nbc news correspondent jay gray is always on the lookout for the next big scoop. >> we're looking for this man in the surveillance video. >> i always like to see a good story. >> on november 7th, 2001, the veteran newsman, then with kxas, then gets the chance to cover just that. >> it was really amazing. every major news organization was involved in the story. everybody went live with this. >> police say just after 1:20 this afternoon, the hijacker hot wired the truck. >> it begins when an unemployed truck driver with a criminal record spots this 18-wheeler loaded with lumber outside a kfc. >> i was homeless and had nowhere to go and couldn't get any help. i thought, get this truck, go sell the lumber and get me some money. get a motel room, get off the streets. broke the window. got in, drove off. >> unbeknownst to wilson, the truck's driver jumps on the back of the rig as he's driving away and disconnects the air hoses to the rear brakes, locking the
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rear wheels. >> that driver was able to dislodge the air brakes. he made a real valiant effort to try and take control of the truck before it pulled away with him. >> the truck driver ends up jumping from the truck. in spite of the locked rear wheels, wilson can still operate the big rig. he pulls out, but within minutes, thanks to a 911 call from the truck's driver, police are on wilson's tail. >> i didn't have a plan. the individual i associated with said he wanted to buy some lumber, i was going to his house. >> he drove through yards. he drove around businesses, across medians. he crossed highways. he got on the wrong side of the highway and drove against the traffic. >> soon, the friction from the truck's locked rear wheels ignites the rubber tires and those flames set fire to the
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rig's flatbed, a forklift, and the load of lumber. >> once it caught fire, it burned uncontrollably. you see this truck with a huge ball of fire in tow. not only the bright orange flames, but the huge plume of black smoke as well. >> in spite of the flames and the sea of police behind him, wilson shows no signs of slowing down. >> i knew i have to get to some place where i had room to stop the truck and safely surrender before police had chance to take sight of me. >> crowds appear as people watching the race live on tv come outside to see it for themselves. >> move!
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get out of the street! >> the 18 wheeler sends pedestrians running for their lives. and motorists swerving off the road as it barrels through residential neighborhoods. >> police were doing everything they could to try to stop him from driving. they tried to shoot out the tire. >> fearing the safety, police commander give the orders shoot to kill. >> they authorize the officers to fire and use deadly force if necessary. they deemed it necessary. >> they had no intention of me getting out of the truck alive. >> i knew they issued a code 100, which i knew was shoot to kill. at that point i'm trying to figure out how to get out of the truck. i never thought they would shoot as they did. i'm thinking you shoot me and kill me, who is behind the truck? then somebody is bound to get hurt. >> got him. >> you got him? >> with a trail of burning tires in his wake, wilson decides to end this terrifying ride after 90 minutes, bringing the
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smoldering rig to a stop near the trinity river. >> when i finally did stop, i was in an area where i could pull the brakes and lay flat on the ground. >> wilson is arrested without further incident and carted off to jail. after a brief trial, he is convicted of felony robbery, evading arrest, and unauthorized use of the motor vehicle. he's ultimately sentenced to 28 years behind bars. a chemical accident at the prison laundry has left him partially blind. wilson now realizes the mistake he made that day has cost him dearly. >> i wish it never happened. if i hadn't did what i did, i would have sight. that's part of the penalty i pay for doing what i did. coming up -- can police stop the stolen school bus before it runs straight into rush hour traffic? when "caught on camera: they fought the law" continues. ahhh.
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>> outside the city, a man is speeding east in a stolen school bus, straight to the city line. >> the bus is stolen from this albuquerque bus yard. the suspect drives 80 miles west on i-40 to the city of grant. before turning around and heading back to albuquerque. >> now state, city and county law enforcement are in hot pursuit. they turn him to stop the empty bus before it reaches the rush hour. >> the plan, stop the vehicle with spike belts, also known as stop sticks, strips of metal barbs designed to puncture tires.
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>> mile marker 137 is 13 miles from the albuquerque city line. at 6:27 a.m. the bus appears. the bus barrels over the spike belt, but does not slow down. police deploy more spike sticks over the next several miles. >> struck another spike belt. i believe it's in the truck tires now. >> has no front tires anymore. he's running on the rims. >> but the driver speeds on. >> we're getting into the city. this guy is not stopping. >> the school bus is now inside the city line, just miles for albuquerque's most congested areas. a state police cruiser attempts to ram the bus off the road with
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a p.i.t. maneuver. but after three miles of vehicle-to-vehicle contact, the cruiser's front end is heavily damaged. hoping a bigger vehicle has a better chance, a police suv takes the lead. the p.i.t. maneuver is successful. police immediately surround the bus. inside, the driver revs the engine, as if trying to escape. officers respond with a volley of nonlethal bean bag rounds. suddenly, a member of the sheriff's office fires real bullets into the bus, striking the suspect three times.
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immediately, a state police officer is seen shouting at the deputy sheriff. >> the suspect, meanwhile, is pulled from the bus, covered in blood and wearing only boxers. he's identified as 27-year-old nathaniel shipman. his criminal history includes convictions for domestic violence, drug possession and assaulting a police officer. he's loaded into ambulance and given a police escort to an area hospital where he makes a complete recovery. shipman plied no contest to tyke of a motor vehicle and fleeing a law enforcement officer. the deputy who shot shipman is put on administrative leave pending investigation. eventually, he is cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to duty.
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shipman gives no explanation for his wild ride, which snarls traffic in both directions on i-40 for seven hours. coming up -- >> you want some of me? >> a drunk and disorderly diner puts mayhem on the menu at this subway. >> get down on the ground! >> and a b.a.s.e. jumper on the edge. >> we're so busted. >> find out if he lands behind bars. when "caught on camera: they fought the law" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ (vo) making the most out of every mile. that's why i got a subaru impreza.
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>> i had never heard of anything like this, and i haven't really heard of anything like it since. >> western kentucky university in bowling green, kentucky. here some students say homecoming weekend means three things. parades, pigskin and partying. >> there's a lot of people that get drunk and do really stupid things. >> student ethan mefford witnesses one such thing up close and personal during western kentucky's 2010 homecoming. >> you want to see me? >> early saturday evening, october 30th, medford stops by a subway on campus for a bite to eat. there a young man later identified as dennis wayne craig is making a scene. >> he was being rowdy, very loud. the woman behind the counter told him to leave and he wouldn't. >> medford, sensing trouble, calls police and begins recording craig with his cell phone camera. that's when craig jumps over the counter and storms into the kitchen where the manager is
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trying to reach campus police. >> you could see in the video that she is starting to dial the phone. craig followers her back there, yanks it out of the wall. >> tessa duvall is a student reporter who covered the story for the university paper, "the herald." >> you don't hear a lot about phones being yanked out of walls. soon craig reappears in the seating area. >> a couple of guys were trying to hold him still. and calm him down. you hear craig say "it's about to get nuclear." >> it's about to get nuclear. what that means, i don't know. >> craig's nuclear punch misses by a mile. instead, he's knocked to the floor. but it's not long before he's back on his feet again.
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>> he was riled up and started offering money to people who could whoop him. shirt comes off. >> stay calm. >> you want some of me? do you want some of me? >> it's an offer everyone can refuse and does. a friend of craig's in the black shirt attempts to talk sense into him. >> craig's friend is trying to get him to calm down. >> but craig has little interest in calming down. >> i don't care! >> in a matter of seconds, there are blue uniformed cops all around him. he doesn't really move. it's like he's a deer in headlights. >> one officer just gets right up in craig's face and is pointing the taser at his chest. >> dazed and confused, craig does not comply. this time craig stays down. craig pleads guilty to alcohol intoxication and disorderly
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conduct. he's sentenced to 90 days in jail. but the judge suspends the sentence. craig is put on two years' probation and pays a $250 fine. >> it's about to get nuclear. >> just what set off his nuclear meltdown remains a mystery. ethan medford's video becomes part of the official police report. he posts it on youtube where craig's antics go viral. >> it's about to get nuclear. it's about to get nuclear. >> it's about to get nuclear. >> it became a bit of a saying around campus for a while. >> do you want some of me? >> when he got tazed he screamed like a little girl. i think that's probably what made the video so successful on youtube. it's funny. caught in the act. >> i figured i was going to jail anyways. might as well get in the jump in. >> this daredevil defies the law
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and lands behind bars. >> you did that, buddy. now you're going to jail. >> big creek bridge, big sur, california. to most people, it's a marvel of engineering, spanning more than 700 feet across a coastal canyon. 280 feet above jagged rocks and pristine pacific beach. to steve gesture, it's something cool to jump off of. when the sky-diving instructor isn't jumping out of planes, he's hurling himself off things. >> some people do drugs. i jump off of stuff. it makes me feel good. it's like a drug. the fun part is the coming down. >> jester is an avid b.a.s.e. jumper. >> it's an acronym is base,
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antenna, span and earth. >> there's only one small problem. >> whoo! >> jumping off bridges is against the law. >> what up, baby? >> but that doesn't stop jester from driving his car to the bridge to attempt his 122nd jump off the iconic structure. >> the bridge is probably one the most beautiful places that i've personally base jumped. utsds it's just a magic spot. it can be a little rocky down there. >> it's the afternoon of december 8th, 2010. jester will later admit he drank a couple of glasses of vodka mixed with cranberry juice that morning. >> i was going to free fall it. i got scared. >> got scared. >> roll over it. i'm going to throw this -- over and i'm going to roll over it. you ready? >> let's do it. >> jester gets a friend to videotape the jump.
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>> i like to keep a record. i've got a facebook page. we like to share our videos on facebook amongst other jumpers. >> jester prepares to plunge. >> i was in the middle of the bridge. getting the line twist out of my canopy, and the police officer pulled up. >> don't even think about it. >> don't even think about it. >> back up right now. >> we're so busted. >> i think i said a four-letter word at that point. i thought for a few seconds and said i'm going to do it anyways. >> i'm going to do it anyways. >> really? >> here we go. >> the officer approaches jester. >> i'll be down there waiting for you. >> i'm under arrest anyway. >> i was just going to send you down the road. >> i doubted he would let you go. i figured i was going to jail. i have been to jail a few or times for base jumping over 25 years. try to get a jump in before i go. >> what's your name? >> jester tries a peace offering.
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shake your hand. you're pissed off? >> he wanted to see it as much as i wanted to jump. if he wanted to stop me, he could have yanked me off the ledge. he made no effort. >> jester jumps. 15 seconds later he makes a perfect landing on the beach. >> you did that, buddy. now you're going to jail. >> when i got on the beach, i could see the police officer racing to the other side of the bridge. figured they would give me a ticket and send me down the road. that wasn't the case. before i got up, they slapped the cuffs on me before i was out of my gear. >> jester goes to trial and is convicted of disobeying a police officer and driving under the influence among other charges.
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he could have faced three years in jail, but is sentenced to 120 days and served 69 days before he's released for good behavior and ordered to enter an alcohol rehab program. his friend posts the video of the jump online. and jester becomes an internet sensation. >> it went viral pretty quick. i mean, it ended up everywhere. i had friends calling me from all around the world, brazil, norway, england. yo, man, we saw on the news here! it was kind of shocking. >> armed with just a parachute and some chutzpah, jester fought the law, and the law won. >> for everything aye been through the last year, it wasn't really worth it. i ended up sitting in jail for 69 days. that was no fun. but would i do it again? probably. >> did you that, buddy. now you're going to jail.
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the most dramatic moments. the biggest explosions. >> oh, my god! >> unbelievable fires. >> i truly believed i was going to die that day. >> astonishing footage. hear from those who saw it. filmed it. lived it. you won't believe your eyes. >> it shot out one of my filters in my camera. >> whoa! holy --


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