Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Model electrocuted after peeing on G train third rail
http://www.nypost.com ^ | July 9, 2013 | KIRSTAN CONLEY, LEONICA VALENTINE

Posted on 07/28/2013 1:50:44 PM PDT by B4Ranch

A quirky Brooklyn model died early yesterday after he drunkenly stumbled onto a subway track’s electric third rail while urinating in Williamsburg, law-enforcement sources said.

Matthew Zeno, 30, of Bedford-Stuyvesant ...

“He was peeing, and he tripped,” one source told The Post.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: alcohol; ouch
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-95 next last

1 posted on 07/28/2013 1:50:44 PM PDT by B4Ranch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

“Quirky”? Hell,,, More like Twitchy Now.


2 posted on 07/28/2013 1:53:00 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

So he was falling down drunk and hit the third rail. Sounds darwinian.


3 posted on 07/28/2013 1:53:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

That’s a model?


4 posted on 07/28/2013 1:53:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Some people can learn by just being told.
Some people can learn by reading a book.
But some people just have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

Mark


5 posted on 07/28/2013 1:53:31 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Oddly enough, I can’t recall ever reading about someone being electrocuted while using a urinal in a men’s room.


6 posted on 07/28/2013 1:53:53 PM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkL

idiot


7 posted on 07/28/2013 1:54:27 PM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Must be a “hand model.” Sure as sh*t isn’t his face.


8 posted on 07/28/2013 1:55:36 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Model of what?

I was at the Times Square subway station yesterday. There was a really strange dude who looked something like this dude, dancing/performing on the platform. No one would go near him. I was afraid something like this would happen to him.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 1:56:00 PM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

He looks like that guy from the movies, the space movies, with the ears, what was he called, Dr...Dr. Spark!


10 posted on 07/28/2013 1:56:32 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkL

There are Three Paths to Wisdom

1) Through Enlightened Thought, which is most Nobel
2) Through Being Taught, which is most Common
3) Through Experience, which is most Bitter

Confucius


11 posted on 07/28/2013 1:56:36 PM PDT by HangnJudge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Not a real intelligent thing to do. I think he should get the Darwin Award. There was an episode on a 1,000 Ways to Die, similar to this, only it was an electrified fence.


12 posted on 07/28/2013 1:56:51 PM PDT by Mark17
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

What did he model, Spock ears?


13 posted on 07/28/2013 1:57:01 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

He is a model? What does he do, pose as the bad example or maybe the before example?


14 posted on 07/28/2013 1:57:02 PM PDT by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

15 posted on 07/28/2013 1:57:12 PM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Death isn’t funny. However, how people die can be hiliarious.


16 posted on 07/28/2013 1:57:59 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EDINVA
dancing/performing on the platform

Are you sure he was dancing and performing or just trying to get his mind off the fact that he needed to go number 1?

17 posted on 07/28/2013 1:58:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Don’t whizz on the electric fence.


18 posted on 07/28/2013 1:58:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ImNotLying

He modeled socks, on the radio.


19 posted on 07/28/2013 1:59:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Takin the P Train to the promised land!


20 posted on 07/28/2013 2:00:20 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch
This was addressed on Myth Busters....likely he touched rail directly

Myth Buster: Peeing on third rail

21 posted on 07/28/2013 2:00:40 PM PDT by BRL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch
You don't tug on Superman's cape; you don't spit into the wind; and you don't mess with the Third Rail.
22 posted on 07/28/2013 2:01:22 PM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch
"Model"? Model for what? Locomotive Facebangers Anonymous? The dobie looks like he could give stupidity lessons to an ugly-stick!

The Darwin Awards has no worries of a lack of candidates with this sod about.

23 posted on 07/28/2013 2:01:32 PM PDT by Utilizer (what does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch
If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it's that a male model's life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn't mean that we too can't not die in a freak gasoline fight accident.

Derek Zoolander:

24 posted on 07/28/2013 2:01:50 PM PDT by RC one
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
25 posted on 07/28/2013 2:02:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mark17

Not a real intelligent thing to do.... When I was sixteen y.o. I was hunting pheasant after a snow storm and it came a point at the end of a field, I had to pzzzz real bad. Hit an electric fence under the snow and walked home on my knees. My buddies thought it was hilarious. My girlfriend didn’t. My wife twelve years later didn’t either.


26 posted on 07/28/2013 2:03:02 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: EDINVA

I found his Facebook page. It appears he was doing something on a platform. A sign reads “Summer Stage”.


27 posted on 07/28/2013 2:03:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Lucky man died doing what he loved to do!


28 posted on 07/28/2013 2:03:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Happened weeks ago.


29 posted on 07/28/2013 2:05:34 PM PDT by wideawake
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkL

LMAO! Can you make that into a tagger?


30 posted on 07/28/2013 2:05:46 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: carriage_hill

From Myth Busters...

Urinating on the electric third rail of a train track can cause electrocution.
busted

Although it is possible to electrocute yourself by urinating on a third rail, you would have to stand unrealistically close to the rail to do it. In most instances, a urine stream would break into droplets before making contact with the rail.

(This concept was tested with an electric fence in episode 14 and that version of the myth was confirmed. Distance is the key.)


31 posted on 07/28/2013 2:10:35 PM PDT by RBW in PA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

You know whats scary? that guy actually looks like that.

He was in the original (1970s) The Hills Have Eyes. The only movie I have ever watched with my hands over my eyes. Scared the crap out of me.


32 posted on 07/28/2013 2:11:51 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Fightin Whitey
nah more like this guy


33 posted on 07/28/2013 2:13:07 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

A buddy of mine who was in the Corps tells me when he was stationed in South Korea, they used to pull a prank where they’d wire a large battery to the metal urinals. Not enough to seriously hurt anyone, but enough to make the next poor sucker using it to take notice.

Dunno if he was yanking my chain about that or not, but your post reminded me of it.


34 posted on 07/28/2013 2:15:26 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: RBW in PA

I watched the 4-min clip; hilarious. I remember one of our scoutmasters in the 50s, tell us not to pee on a electric fence, so I never did. Whizzing on a charged rail never even occurred to me. Heh.


35 posted on 07/28/2013 2:16:44 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

then there’s this dude from Pakistan....


36 posted on 07/28/2013 2:18:22 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Natural selection at work.


37 posted on 07/28/2013 2:18:59 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BRL

then there’s this dude from pakistan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKfdheCnn68


38 posted on 07/28/2013 2:19:04 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Yeah, I'd say that qualifies as quirky, alright...

39 posted on 07/28/2013 2:19:35 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Model? for what? the hills have eyes part 2? come on now!


40 posted on 07/28/2013 2:21:23 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkL

That’s poetic (sniff) Beau-I-ful.


41 posted on 07/28/2013 2:21:47 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Be careful where you go do the Wiz—zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


42 posted on 07/28/2013 2:22:20 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Missed this when it happened. I worked near there for a month last year.


43 posted on 07/28/2013 2:22:55 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MarkL

Some people can learn by simply obeying a warning sign.


44 posted on 07/28/2013 2:24:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

Like something out of “Men in Black”


45 posted on 07/28/2013 2:31:58 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Secret Agent Man

We said pee into the turd pail not onto the third rail. He’d still be alive if he had to take a dump instead.


46 posted on 07/28/2013 2:34:39 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch

Yipes! If that is the model in question, I have to assume he has been modeling caskets. (Well, I suppose he is now....)


47 posted on 07/28/2013 2:42:46 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mark17

Something to learn from Ren and Stimpy: “Don’t whiz on the electric fence”!


48 posted on 07/28/2013 2:45:58 PM PDT by getarope (Jesus is coming soon, and boy is he PISSED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: B4Ranch; a fool in paradise

Friends of a victim told reporters that he was known as a whiz!


49 posted on 07/28/2013 2:48:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Revolting cat!

THE


50 posted on 07/28/2013 2:48:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-95 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson