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Video: Drunk Guy Attacking Fire Department Car Is All Of Us

Update, 3:55 p.m.: The video's creator says it's real.

Not everyone had a good time over Inauguration weekend, like Republicans and this guy, who alternately tries to beat up, play matador with, and beg for a job from a D.C. fire department car, only to fall to the ground.

A DCFEMS spokesman said he didn't have information about the video, and the video's creator didn't respond to a request for comment. But the video features so much drama and pathos, who needs a comment? Below, the lowlights:

0:20 – Our intoxicated hero acts like the matador to the SUV's surprisingly calm bull.

0:30 – He starts pounding on the car. Very dramatic when the emergency lights come on and the score rises. Why can't all footage of out-of-control people have such high production values?

0:50 - Guy tries to commandeer a moving car, fails.

1:37 - He challenges fire department staff to "bring it!". They don't.

1:40 – He starts trying to get in the car, fails, then starts talking trash to the people inside.

2:05 – 2:15 – The high point of the video. The drunk guy is demanding something from a driver—"Give me some sorta, give me a..."—while punching the person's car. What does he want? Then his intentions become clear, as he continues to attack the car: "Give me a job."

2:55 - He doesn't get hired. Inside, someone hauls him out as he tries to climb into the fire department car. Foiled!

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  • Petworthian

    Excellent show of professionalism, restraint, and patience by DCFD. I can only imagine the response MPD would have been.

  • J

    Maybe if the attorney that was arrested a few years ago had told his friend he wanted the MPD to give him a job, instead of saying he hated the police, that fiasco never would have happened.

    Anyway, I'm just wondering who was bored enough on inauguration weekend to film all this, from multiple viewpoints, and edit and post it to YouTube. Helping the guy get out of the middle of the street would have been a better use of his time.

  • Typical DC BS

    Welcome to Washington, DC!

  • Steve

    Taxi drivers slowing down, looking for a chance to rip off a drunk guy.

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