Over-the-Top Eyewitness Account of Police Chase and Accident Goes Viral
An animated witness account of a Jackson, Mississippi, car accident has gone viral
http://WWBT.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=966708;hostDomain=www.nbc12.com;playerWidth=680;playerHeight=415;isShowIcon=true;clipId=11584571;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=fixed;galleryType=wnstory;galleryId=29269176Here’s what happened: A police chase in Jackson, Mississippi, ended with the suspect’s van crashing into a police cruiser on Monday. The officer in the car was injured but is in stable condition, while the suspect fled the scene.
But an eyewitness’s animated account of the incident has made the man a new viral sensation since his interview with Jackson’s NBC12 was posted online on Monday.
Based on the witness’s appearance, distinctive cadence and animated delivery, some sites have speculated that he is Courtney Barnes, who has appeared multiple times on So You Can Think You Can Dance and hails from Jackson.
Other reports have identified the witness as Ruby Evans.
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Regardless of who it is, one of the witness’s turns of phrase, “a piece of burger,” has also become a popular hashtag on Twitter.