Firefighter injured by "JackA$$" Teen
Normally, I could care less about the stupid stunts some of these kids pull....and wind up injuring themselves. However...when they start injuring "brothers" in the act....THAT'S WHERE I DRAW THE LINE! What responsibility should the producers assume....for injuries sustained as a direct result of teens attempting to emulate stunts seen on this show? Keep in mind....this is not an isolated incident. There have been previous accounts of stupid stunts resulting in burns, bruises, broken bones.....:mad:
Who is responsible? MTV? The kids? The parents?
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Oneonta firefighter was seriously
injured while trying to restrain a bat-wielding teenager trying to
film a prank for television, police said Monday.
Officers said the 17-year-old boy told police he was trying to
make a videotape of a prank to send to the MTV stunt television
Firefighter/paramedic Travis Brown, 31, was listed in fair
condition Monday in the neurointensive care unit at University
Hospital in Birmingham, a hospital spokesman said.
Early Sunday morning, firefighters and police saw a young man
lying in the street in downtown Oneonta with an aluminum baseball
bat in one hand and a video camera in the other, police said.
As the youth approached a police officer, Brown came up from
behind and tried to restrain him, Fire Chief Charles Montgomery
said. The two fell during the struggle and Brown struck his head on
the pavement, he said.
The teenager was released into his parents' custody pending
charges, said Oneonta Police Chief James Chapman, who refused to
identify the youth because of his age.
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