‘Horsehead’ jogger caught on camera amid hurricane’s approach

By Arturo Garcia
Monday, October 29, 2012 10:15 EDT
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As television viewers around the country monitored the progress of Hurricane Sandy Monday morning, WRC-TV stumbled into one man apparently dealing with the storm by taking an unusual morning jog.

Reporter Megan McGrath discovered the unidentified man, jogging shirtless and wearing a horse mask over his head, while filing a report from northwest Washington D.C.

“Perhaps some people are getting a little stir crazy early in this thing,” McGrath said with a laugh. “I don’t know where he came from, but I guess there’s an attitude with storms: you can either be scared and, you know, hide in your house, or you can have a sense of humor about it, and that’s all I can say about that guy, is I think he’s got a sense of humor about it.”

As McGrath finished her description, the man turned toward the camera and raised his arms before resuming his jog. Not long after his close-up, the jogger started getting attention on social media.

Watch video of the mysterious jogger’s impromptu close-up, posted on YouTube by “apeyksk” Monday, below.

Update: The jogger has identified himself as a Reddit user known as “HowToJimmyK,” posting a picture on a thread called, “Just out for a little jog today before the hurricane hits.”

Update: DCist reported that it had heard from the jogger under his real name, Jimmy Kruyne, saying he “just wanted to brighten people’s moods” as the storm drew closer.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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