WARNING: This guy is lucky to be alive. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME (…Or anywhere, for that matter)!!!
47-year-old John Morillo has apologized, after chugging eight beers and swimming across the Detroit River “just to prove he could.”
In a conversation with the Windsor Star after being released from jail this morning, he admitted that his actions were “really stupid,” but wanted to make something very clear:
“If I’m going to be in the paper, I’d at least like them to say I actually made it, even though I got in trouble and everything. I gotta pay fines and stuff. But I don’t want it to sound like I didn’t make it, because then my buddies are going to say ‘ha, ha, you didn’t make it.’ Because that was the whole thing, to show them I could do it.”
After losing sight of him on the water, a neighbour called police. Two hours, three boats and a helicopter later, U.S. coast guard found him– on his way back!
Morillo was lucky to get off easy. Instead of being charged for illegally crossing the border, he was charged with being intoxicated in public. He has to pay a $5,000 fine and is banned from all waterfront city property in Windsor.
What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done to impress your bros?
Image via Guilherme Yagui