Rodeo clown in celebratory ‘Rednecks with Paychecks’ event struck by lightning twice

By Scott Kaufman
Monday, October 28, 2013 12:43 EDT
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Casey Wagner, a Texas rodeo clown, was struck by lightning twice during the “Rednecks with Paychecks” event in Saint Jo this weekend.

When a storm hit the town, Wagner took cover beneath the tallest object he could find, a large tree.

“It was like bam-bam,” he told the Daily News. “It wasn’t even like a second. It was like two flashes right beside each other. It was like two shotguns going off.”

Wagner told the Daily News that he couldn’t move or walk after the strikes. “It was like death,” he said. “It was the worst feeling I ever had in my life. You know when your arm falls asleep? My whole body feels that way.”

Watch CBS-DFW’s coverage of the incident below.

Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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