The Independent is a British newspaper and one of it’s freelance reporters, Harry Cockburn, wrote a story about a carjacking in Kent, Washington that was published online Aug. 28. The only reason the story received any attention is that someone took a video of the carjacking as it happened, catching the carjacker being dragged down the street.
The headline of the article read: Carjacker in America dragged down the street with pants falling off. You can see it here. Apparently, the man was identified as a perpetrator of several such carjackings. But this one was caught on video and he lost his pants.
That in itself might seem like the trickster event, but it takes on a more hilarious nature when you see the video and look at the name of the reporter. Dale Dassel, a regular visitor to the blog, sent this one and noted the trickster synchro. But he pointed out something else that seems quite hilarious. The Independent or whoever put up the video blurred out the lower part of the man’s body after he lost his shorts, and the blur follows the SUV down the road!
For my part, I wasn’t familiar with The Independent and wondered if it might publish spoofs, like The Onion, and just made up the reporter’s name as part of the joke. But no, it’s a legit British publication, and Harry Cockburn is indeed a reporter, apparently a freelancer. And the perpetrator apparently made several carjacking attempts that same day. What was he on, we wondered. He ended up arrested and in the hospital and so did several of the driver’s whose cars he attempted to carjack.
Thanks, Dale. We love these trickster synchronicities!
PS Now that we have power and internet again, we’re moving forward. Our hope is that the Caribbean islands, Cuba, Miami,the west coast of Florida recover quickly from Irma!