Monday, September 25, 2006

Man plummets 50 feet to grab missing $20

From the AP:

PALMETTO, Fla. - Mark Giorgio figured a 50-foot fall was worth $20. Giorgio, 47, was counting his money Monday while walking across the U.S. 41 bridge over the Manatee River when a $20 bill blew out of his hand and flew over the rail.

He followed. And plummeted 50 feet into the river.

Then he swam about 100 yards to fish the bill from the water.

"I got my money back, hell yeah," Giorgio told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. "Twenty bucks is a lot of money when you're broke."

He was fished from the water by a passing Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer. Giorgio, who said he was already suffering from a broken collarbone, refused treatment for cuts and scrapes he suffered in the fall.

1 comment:

NuclearToast said...

"Twenty bucks is a lot of money when you'e broke."

Hell, it's a lot when you're not! (Unless it's Canadian money, I'd just let that go.)

Although this post reminded me of one of those Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey: "If you even drop your car keys in molten lava, let 'em go, because, man, they're gone."