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Guy Gets Swallowed By Sinkhole After Boss Insists He Walk To Work

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Source –  Watch that first step. A man delivering a tire to a Brooklyn repair shop was swallowed by a small sinkhole that sucked up his right leg.

Steven Suarez was pushing a hand truck and crossing a street in Clinton Hill shortly after 11 a.m. when the ground gave way beneath his feet and trapped him in the crosswalk for nearly an hour.

“It was terrifying,” said Suarez, 33, of Staten Island. “I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t know whether I was going to sink into the floor or what was happening. I was scared. It was my whole entire right leg, up until my tailbone basically.”

Firefighters gingerly worked to free his limb as onlookers videotaped and photographed the spectacle.

“There were cars speeding and passing me, and the pedestrians were trying to stop them,” Suarez said. “Then the police came and they were controlling the traffic around me until the fire department came down.

After Suarez was freed, city Department of Environmental Protection workers brought jack hammers in to repair the crevice.

An initial investigation of the water mains and sewers at the intersection indicated all are operating properly, officials said. The 5-inch wide, 2-foot deep sinkhole will be filled with asphalt. “I was supposed to drive today and my boss said it’s not raining yet, walk,” Suarez said. “And I walked. I was supposed to drive. I wish I did drive.”

Can sinkholes be cute? Look at this little guy.

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The victim’s not bad either. He looks like one of those skateboarders whose legs don’t work.

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Very bizarre scene overall. I think I would’ve kept walking. Suarez is surprisingly calm for a guy who’s on the cusp of being swallowed by a crosswalk. I can’t see my feet in the ocean and I have a panic attack, if I lost sight of them on fifth ave I’d lose it. He actually looks pretty comfortable. Like he’s at piece with whatever happens. God bless the men who stopped to give him last rights.

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Then again his calmness could be attributed to the fact that he’s going to OWN his boss. He’s the reason he’s stuck in the first place. Who does that? Tells their employee to walk instead of drive. The commute isn’t part of the work day. Work doesn’t start until you’ve been at your desk for an hour.  All walking does is slow things down. That would be like Keith telling me to hand write my blogs instead of type them. It makes no sense. His boss is lucky it happened where it did or his employee would’ve had his pockets run. Brooklyn’s no joke.

Lucky for him, the FDNY was able to jack hammer him to safety. Poor guy. Hopefully his boss allows him to drive from here on out. I’d hate to see it happen again. Not to a guy like Suarez. Got to be careful, sinkholes’ll getcha: