View Full Version : Jumping 50 feet into a river for $20.

03-14-2009, 01:20 AM
kind of old article but still funny.

Man Plummets 50 Feet to Grab Missing $20. Another Associated Press story says that Mark Giorgio of Florida was counting his money while on a walk across a bridge over the Manatee River when a $20 bill slipped out of his hands and went over the rail. To get his $20 back, Mr. Giorgio jumped over the rail, falling 50 feet into the river below. He then swam about 100 yards to retrieve the bill. Giorgio, who was pulled from the water by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer, was quoted as saying, “Twenty bucks is a lot of money when you’re broke.” On a side note, Mr. Giorgio declined treatment (http://www.associatedcontent.com/theme/1483/treatment.html) for cuts and bruises resulting from his fall.

is the economy this bad?