After being pulled over on the highway by police, a Memphis couple was shocked to learn that there was an unconscious drunk man laying across the trunk of their car.
After attending the Memphis Barbecue Fest on Thursday night, Carl Webb and his wife, Hazel, got in their car and drove home on the Interstate. They were approximately 14 miles into the trip when they were pulled over by police for a reason they never expected.
“Mister, are you aware there’s a body on your trunk?” the officer asked Webb, who initially thought he must be kidding.
“He goes, ‘Mister, I’m not messing with you. There’s a body on your trunk,'” recalled Webb. “So I got out. We walked around and sure enough, there he was still hanging on, still unconscious, just lying there. There’s no way to describe it. It’s unbelievable.”
Webb further explained that they never saw the man sleeping on their trunk, because the sun visor was up, which blocked his view from the rear window. “We came down the aisle, walked right to the car, opened it up on both sides, then we got in the car,” he said.
“I have no explanation other than that little lip right there saved his life,” said Webb, noting that there were several turns and the car hit at least 65mph during parts of the trip. Despite the turns and the speed, the man did not fall off.
The drunk man, who was awoken by the police officer and taken away, has not yet been charged with any crime.
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