Here’s the viral video from Commerce, CA involving a floor jumper, a screaming girl, and a smashed Nissan Murano that leaves us with more questions than answers.
Update 4/10/2020- TMZ Confirmed, “…the jumper had turned on all the faucets in the room, and also busted pipes in the ceiling — and the total damage was $10k!!! There goes his deposit.” The hotel is not pressing charges. How nice. But my initial theory holds up. Dude was on something.
Update 4/7/202010:30 P.M.- I’ve removed a previously posted text conversation that accompanied the first update below. That person has confirmed to me that this man, getting high, is only a theory.
Update 4/7/2020 1 A.M.- New information from this lady says he was just smoking a blunt and set off all the sprinklers. Honestly, this makes more sense than an alleged suicide attempt.
SoCal resident who goes by @ProphetAmenRa on Twitter and Instagram shared a disturbing video showing a man jumping from the second floor of a flooded hotel floor in Commerce, CA as onlookers watched, confused at this bizarre spectacle unfolding before them.
Here’s the video making the rounds below.
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Aye someone get @chanelwestcoast , @robdyrdek , & @ridiculousness because this is just something wild I caught as I was walking 🚶 going thru the day with @ajay_daprodigy . So many questions in this one clip 😂😂 not trying to be bogus about it. I wasn’t gonna post this at first but I figured y’all wouldn’t believe me unless you saw it for yourself lol. Ppl out here tripping during the Quarantine
Keen eyed social media commenters iD’d this hotel as Studio 6 hotel in Commerce, California. The video starts out with a shot of the second-floor balcony. Water is pouring out of one particular hotel room onto the ground below. From the right, a tall, bearded man dressed all in black stumbles into view, dazed.
Then, instead of walking to the end of the hall and down to the first floor, he swings his leg over the ledge, jumps off, lands on the roof of a Nissan Murano, and slides off the windshield and hood. The weight of his fall damages the windshield and leaves a gigantic dent on the hood.
A girl less than 10 years old is heard screaming in the background, “That’s my car, that’s our car.” The jumper walks out of sight, brushes himself off, and sits himself down on the sidewalk as he collects his breath.
A maid walks past the room, confused and probably pissed off with the colossal job she has before her.
Several people in adjoining rooms pop out to see what the fuss is about. Most have masks on to protect themselves from each other.
At least one witness replied with a video she shot from across the street.
I was tryna figure out wtf happened too 🤣 pic.twitter.com/qLeJ51Yfoa— ♡ANG (@Angxela_) April 7, 2020
What’s the back story?
There are two theories.
According to PAR, the one who filmed the viral video and witness, this is allegedly a case of failed suicide.
Man was trying to kill himself and drown himself in the room. Had all the electronics plugged in there with the all water running & the pipes in the ceiling was busted— Prophet Amen Ra – 預言者アーメン-ラー (@Deethebestemcee) April 6, 2020
When asked what was flooding.
His entire room!!! They had to bust the window and door open and I started recording right after they did so !! Lmao 😂😂 moment for the culture— Prophet Amen Ra – 預言者アーメン-ラー (@Deethebestemcee) April 6, 2020
PAR does admit that
May be more to the story though 🤷🏾♂️— Prophet Amen Ra – 預言者アーメン-ラー (@Deethebestemcee) April 6, 2020
New information suggests that this wasn’t a suicide attempt but just someone who got high while smoking marijuana and set off the sprinkler systems. All multi-story buildings are legally required to have sprinklers systems that independently release water when temperatures in that area reach above 135F.
PAR’s explanation is plausible. This bearded man might’ve been mentally unstable and just went through some kind of life-altering event. A flooded room is consistent with people who attempt suicide by electrocution in a bathtub.
However, a simpler explanation is that a smoking session got out of hand, causing something to catch fire, triggering the sprinkler system.
Local news replied to PAR’s tweet, asking if they can include his video in some kind of coverage, so, hopefully we get some official answers as to what happened.
Surely, there is an investigation that ensued shortly after this bizarre event with the hotel owners wanting answers why they need to bring in flood specialists to salvage several rooms.
Twitter made memes.
With their questions unresolved, several brought out their best memes. Here are some of the best ones.
had to do it to ’em pic.twitter.com/p0WxQXiFZ2— Richard Barney (@rkbarney) April 7, 2020
A tragedy in 4 parts. pic.twitter.com/5q8jJBbhf9— Ezra Z. E. Blaque (@QueerioEzra) April 7, 2020
Alleged suicide or just getting high, hopefully this man sees better days sooner rather than later.
What do you think? Was it just a smoking sesh gone bad or did he just try to kill himself? Let me know in the comments below.