‘Caught on Tape’: Man’s Story of How He Survived Death by Video
An American man who died by video tape in the woods of California is sharing his story on Facebook.
The man, identified only as Tim, has become a viral sensation in recent days as he describes how he was trapped and ultimately shot by an oncoming driver.
His story is the result of a video that he shot on April 13, 2016, just after sunset in the wilderness of western North Carolina.
He says he was walking along a trail, watching deer crossing the road, when a white pickup truck approached.
Tim said he was startled, but was able to duck his head and get away from the truck.
A short time later, Tim says he and his dog, Kiko, ran into the woods.
He says he jumped out of the truck and walked for two or three miles.
At some point, he says he noticed a white truck coming toward him from the distance, and then a second truck.
He said the driver told him to get out of there, but he refused.
Tim says he then went back to the trail and continued walking.
He eventually reached a clearing, and a deer caught his eye.
“I had no idea what was happening, but I knew I had to get away,” Tim said.
“So I ran back up the trail, and there was a woman sitting there with her legs up,” Tim says.
“And she was screaming and screaming.”
Tim was in the middle of his life.
He was trying to get to work.
He wasn’t able to find his wife, he was getting divorced.
Tim had no family or friends.
“She told me, ‘you’re not going anywhere, man, I don’t want you to die,'” Tim said, as he described the aftermath.
“It’s just the worst.
It’s just awful,” Tim added.
“I don’t even know how to explain it.
I don, I just lost everything.”
Tim and Kiko have since become national sensations.
The video has been viewed more than 6 million times, and hundreds of thousands of people have commented on the video.
Tim has even been invited to speak at colleges and universities across the country.
“My name is Tim, and I’m not going to be here to tell you what happened,” Tim told ABC News.
“It’s your life, so I’m going to tell your story.”
Tim says that after getting home, he and Kiki called 911 and went into the cabin where they were staying.
They heard a loud crash and saw a man running down the road.
They found a second man, who told them that a car had hit them.
Tim and his family ran down to the highway to call the police.
They said the police were on the way, but the officer did not arrive until they were three miles from home.
The next morning, Tim said that when they were driving, they saw two men on the road near where they had been caught in the accident.
He also saw a pickup truck and an SUV.
“There was a lot of people,” Tim explained.
“The cops were going around in a circle.
They had their guns out.””
I just remember thinking, oh, I’m getting shot, it’s my fault,” Tim continued.”
At one point, we had to go back and forth between them and me, and they said that there was somebody in the back seat of the car,” he said.
Tim said he then ran across a highway to the cabin, where he told his wife about the video, but she did not believe him.
“We were scared, but we just said, ‘yeah, he probably shot us,’ ” Tim said of his wife.
“And then, the next thing I know, we’re sitting there, and he just starts screaming,” Tim recalled.
“He said, “I didn’t shoot you, I shot the truck.””
It was just one of those things that, you know, you can’t put into words,” Tim concluded.
Tim was released from the hospital the next day, but spent three days in the intensive care unit.
He had two brain surgeries.”
The California Highway Patrol has since identified the suspect in the video as 32-year-old Robert A. Stump, of San Ramon.”
We’re all glad that he’s getting the treatment that he needs.”
The California Highway Patrol has since identified the suspect in the video as 32-year-old Robert A. Stump, of San Ramon.
Tim’s story was shared widely on social media.
He has been receiving support from people across the world, including celebrities such as Tom Hanks and George Clooney.
“This story is not a story about a car crash.
It is a story of a man trying to survive an encounter with an onrushing driver,” Clooney wrote on Facebook, describing his thoughts and prayers.
Tim is now recovering at a rehabilitation facility in Sacramento, California.