Thursday, July 11, 2019

Videos: Man rides 10+ miles on the back of a semi — and streams it to Facebook (Did we mention his CTA train hijinks?)

 "Santana Doe" rides on the back of a tractor-trailer (left, center) and on the back of a CTA train. | Facebook, Twitter
A Chicago man said he's “a lil dirty but I’m good” after riding on the back of a tractor-trailer for nearly eleven miles Tuesday night. And there are videos to support his claim, including a Facebook Live broadcast that he made as he sped north on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

Footage recorded by at two motorists were sent to CWBChicago showing “Santana Doe” dancing, dipping down to touch the passing pavement, and even stooping low to salute a passing motorist, all while he clung to the back of a speeding 18-wheeler with one hand.

Doe’s Facebook Live at 10:37 p.m. Tuesday begins innocuously enough, with little more than images of Doe's face and glimpses of the truck's rear door for the first 45 seconds. But his situation then becomes very clear:

“Aye! I’m on the e-way,” Doe laughs as the ribbon of interstate unrolls behind him. “I’m stuck on this bitch!”

Then, Doe starts to really come out of his shell, hanging from the truck by one hand, sticking out his tongue, and declaring, “wherever this bitch take me, I’m going!”

Somewhere along the line he skillfully posted his status update with one hand while holding on for his life with the other: “I’m stuck on this truck.”

Drivers and passengers in other cars captured video of Doe’s antics, too.

One video sent to CWBChicago shows Doe dancing on back of the truck, then lowering himself to touch the passing pavement with one hand while holding onto the truck with his other hand. Afterwards, he takes a moment to look directly at the camera and fires off a left-handed salute.
Jason Hoodrich posted another angle that clearly shows Doe dancing up a storm on the back of the truck as the semi rolls into the Loop. The Willis Tower antennas glow in the background.


Doe later wrote to Facebook that he boarded the truck at 79th and State, then rode it all the way to Milwaukee and Ogden. He then got on the Blue Line at Chicago Avenue, he said.

Speaking of public transportation, Doe recently recorded himself while clinging to the back of a CTA train as it moved through a downtown tunnel. During another mass transit adventure, he made a video while sitting on top of a CTA train as it zipped along above ground.

When he’s not busy riding on the outside of vehicles, Doe creates rap videos and other footage of himself on YouTube.
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