Offbeat Video

By Curtis Mitchell


This is the moment that a daring hitchhiker is caught clinging onto the back of a lorry as it hurtles along the interstate.

The video was taken along the North Highlands of Sacramento, California on the I80.

It was Sean Murray captured the video as he drove past – he says he’d never seen anything like it before.

The forty-two-year-old immediately called California Highway Patrol to report the issue, before he started to take the video.

He said: “As soon as I saw him, I called CHP to report it – then I began recording video (I was the passenger, the call to CHP took about 1 minute, and I was the first person to report it).

“I’ve never seen anything like this before. However, since I sometimes carpool from Sacramento to Palo Alto, I do see a lot of interesting traffic situations.

“I’m not sure… in the video, right before it ends, the driver started to pull over, and a CHP officer had just pulled up behind him.

“I believe I stated the obvious “There’s a guy on the back of the truck.” I was worried that all the people flashing their lights may scare the guy and cause him to jump off, as we were all doing about 55-65MPH.

“I was also hoping that once the CHP pulled up, that he would not jump off while the truck was being pulled over.”