Friday, 1 April 2011

Touchdown: Guy gets in three point stance, yells "hike!", jumps out of a window and dies

"Joseph Kimutis knelt down in a three-point football stance, yelled "hike" and propelled himself through a glass window at Petersen Events Center on Wednesday night, a witness told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Kimutis, 19, was attending a concert with his father. He fell four floors to his death.

"We have a lot of unanswered questions," said Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel Herrmann, according to the newspaper.

Although toxicology reports are still pending, Herrmann added that police did not believe drugs or foul play were involved, according to WTAE Pittsburgh.

The fall occurred around 9 p.m. and was estimated between 50 and 75 feet.

Authorities rushed Kimutis to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, where he died shortly after midnight.

Police said Kimutis was at the arena with his father for a performance by Furthur, the current incarnation of the Grateful Dead."

One of the stories you shouldn't laugh at, and when you do you feel bad for doing so.  Your thoughts? 


  1. Strange. Though it's something not to be laughed at, its quite funny to visualise the scene.

  2. I was laughing as I read the title until I read "dies".

  3. Wow, i'm guessing he was preparing himself to do this over the previous days.

  4. i'd like to see that for real...

  5. Football sucks anyway. What a dumbass.