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‘Like a tornado, girl!’ Crash witness gives most hilarious account, becomes Internet sensation

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Is there anything better than an overly dramatic, fluorescent green-ponytailed (and fingernailed), southern-accented, Jesus-invoking eyewitness?


The video of Courtney Barnes recounting what he witnessed on his way to get, “a piece of burger”, a police cruiser fishtailing and slamming into a telephone pole, has been racking up big numbers on YouTube.

Barnes has already had a brush with viral stardom stemming from his appearance on a few seasons of the television reality dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance.

Barnes’ ability to capitalize off of his sudden stardom may be hindered by pending legal issues.  According to The Clarion-Ledger:

Courtney Barnes, the star of this week’s WLBT viral video, has turned himself into Ridgleland and Jackson police

Ridgeland Police’s John Neal said Barnes turned himself in on two contempt of court charges relating to $1,688 of 3 unpaid traffic tickets around 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, accompanied by his mother.

After it was determined he could not settle his outstanding charges this afternoon, Ridgeland police contacted Jackson Police who said Barnes was wanted on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge.

Neal said Barnes was released on his own recognizance with his mother and sent to JPD to handle the shoplifting charge. Barnes is due for a hearing in Ridgeland court June 23 at 8 a.m.


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