ROSWELL, Ga. — Elton Kim isn’t a Hollywood stuntman, but you wouldn’t know it based on the video he gave Channel 2 Action News that shows him clinging to the hood of a car speeding down Holcomb Bridge Road. “Very dangerous,” the Roswell dry cleaner told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik of the situation. “I’m lucky, very lucky.” Kim told Petchenik the situation unfolded two weeks ago when he tried to confront a woman who had just backed into his wife’s SUV in the parking lot outside his dry cleaners. “I said ‘Stop it’ three times,” he said. “Then, I go to the front of the car.” Instead of stopping, Kim said the woman accelerated into him, and his instinct was to jump on the hood. As horrified witnesses watched, Kim said the woman took off down Holcomb Bridge Road for nearly 2 miles. “He could have been really hurt had he slipped off,” said his wife, Theresa. “I don’t think she intentionally wanted to hurt him, but for some reason she never stopped to say she was sorry.” Roswell police told Petchenik they intend to charge the driver with felony aggravated assault, if and when they find her.
I found this video and story to be really, really funny. First of all, the Asian guy is a dry cleaner because of course he is. Second, he looked so calm riding on the top of that hood, like he was out for a nice Sunday drive or something. Like he was a dog just enjoying the wind in his face. And third, which may be the funniest/saddest part of this whole thing, is that he didn’t even catch the driver. He let the chick get away. After two miles on her hood he just gave up. So he has a two mile cruise on a lunatic’s hood under his belt with nothing to show for it except an embarrassing cell phone video. All well. At least he made it onto the news. I’m sure Elton Kim is happy with that.