Posted: June 29, 2018

Florida man clinging to hood of car explains why

WATCH: Man Caught Riding on Hood of Car on Miami Interstate

By WFTV.com

MIAMI —

After video of a man seen grasping the hood of a speeding car on I-95 in Miami went viral, the daredevil himself is speaking out about why.

The daring -- and crazy -- feat happened on Sunday evening, WFOR reported.

Junior Francis told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG the whole thing wasn’t a silly stunt. Instead, it started with a fight with his ex-girlfriend.

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Francis said his ex-girlfriend, Patresha Isidore, needed the car to pick up their 5-year-old from a family member. Francis said he needed the car, too.

When she got in the driver’s seat first, he said he decided to hop on the hood to keep her from leaving – but she left anyway.

Moments later the car was on the highway.

“I’m on (Interstate) 95… this is it! She’s in the express lane, like, this is it!” Francis said he remembers thinking.

Video shows Francis wearing only a tank top and shorts as he held onto the hood of the Mercedes. The video also showed Francis on his phone with 911 the whole time as the car reached 70 mph.

Daniel Midah recorded the video and called 911 to report the stunt. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating, WFOR reported.

Midah also uploaded to Twitter. Warning, the video contains expletives.

Midah told WPLG, “All I was thinking is, this guy is going to slide off and hit me, slide off the other side or if anything, he is going to slide down and she is going to hit him, and then she is going to crash into somebody else.”

Meanwhile Isadore, who was allegedly behind the wheel of the Mercedes, was arrested, WPLG reported Wednesday.


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File this under one of those “only in Florida” stories. A man was recently seen grasping the hood of a car as it sped down an interstate in Miami.

The daring -- and crazy -- feat happened on Sunday evening, WFOR reported.

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A man, wearing only a tank top and shorts, was holding onto the hood of a Mercedes as it was driven by a woman down I-95. And if that wasn’t strange enough, the man was on his phone at the time, WFOR reported

The car reached speeds of 70 miles per hour, WPLG reported.

Daniel Midah recorded the video and called 911 to report the stunt. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating, WFOR reported.

Midah also uploaded to Twitter, but warning the video is NSFW.

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Midah told WPLG, “All I was thinking is, this guy is going to slide off and hit me, slide off the other side or if anything, he is going to slide down and she is going to hit him, and then she is going to crash into somebody else.”

The woman who was allegedly behind the wheel of the Mercedes was arrested, WPLG reported Wednesday.

Patresha Isidore was charged with crimes against a person exposing them to harm, according to WPLG.

Junior Francis told the television station he was the man on the hood of the car and that they have an on-again, off-again relationship. The pair are the parents of a 5-year-old little girl. 

Francis said that they both own the car and that they both needed to use it on Sunday, but she got in the driver’s seat first. He told WPLG that he hopped on the hood to keep Isidore from leaving, but she put the car in reverse and left with him to pick up their daughter.

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