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According to the Star Tribune, a 38-year-old man is lucky to be alive after he blew through a stop sign early Saturday morning and launched his car hundreds of feet onto a section of Lake Le Homme Dieu that was still frozen.
But police said James Sundby, despite the fact that he had no alcohol or drugs in his system, wasn’t out of the woods yet because he didn’t know where in the hell he was.
There was one guy, however, who did know where he was. Just how did Andy Armstrong know the whereabouts of Sundby at roughly 3:30 a.m.? Yup, you guessed it: Sundby was standing outside of his bedroom door:
The light in his bedroom flipped on and Armstrong jolted awake. He caught a glimpse of a stranger who turned and padded down the hall.
“What are you doing here?” Armstrong yelled. “You need to get out of my house immediately.”
The stranger turned. “Oh, man, I’m sorry. I think I’m in the wrong house. … I crashed my car,” the man said, his face banged up, his sleeves bloodied. “I don’t know where I’m at.”
The fear that had welled in Armstrong subsided. “Do you need help?” he asked the stranger.
“No,” the man said before walking out wearing Armstrong’s shoes, leaving his own behind.
Sundby left Armstrong’s kitchen “bloodied,” and after a brief search of his house, Armstrong concluded that he might have been there for an hour because for one, the TV was on and the channel had been changed from where Armstrong had left it.
Police found Sundby walking through the neighborhood about 20 minutes later, and after discovering that Sundby had “barreled through a yard and launched his car off a 35-foot to 40-foot embankment, clearing a span of open water on Lake Le Homme Dieu before landing on the season’s remaining ice,” they were left shocked that he was still alive.
Probably almost as shocked as we were when we read that he wasn’t hammered.