VIDEO: Lightning scares the bejesus out of Florida officer

An Apopka policeman got the quite the scare Tuesday when a lightning strike hit too close to home and had him scurrying into his police car.

He did the right thing. A car with a metal roof is an appropriate place to take shelter if you can’t reach a building.

But the video captured by an Apopka Police Department camera shows the shock – no pun intended – the officer had when lightning hit nearby, knocking out electricity and lighting up the back of the parking lot like the Fourth of July.

The department notes on its Facebook page that the officer was unharmed in the incident.

 

A lightning strike near the Apopka Police Department took an officer by surprise in this screen grab from a surveillance camera.

Author: Kimberly Miller

Kimberly grew up outside Washington D.C. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1995. Her beats have included K-12 education, universities and colleges, real estate, and general assignment.

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