Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Florida Man is back.
Lane Pittman, who has built a brand off doing dumb shit like walk into dangerous hurricanes instead of seeking shelter, drove to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to fight Hurricane Florence.
As everyone else in the storm’s path evacuated, Pittman — who started referring to himself as Florida Man — marched into the street barefoot. With up to 50 mile per hour winds whipping his hair and American flag, Pittman wore nothing but a pair of bright blue shorts.
Embracing the spirit of the United States itself, Pittman was extraordinarily stupid for the sake of looking good with a flag.
He topped off the video with Slayer’s “Raining Blood.”
It’s kind of glorious, but mostly idiotic.
Pittman pulled the same stunt during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma last year.
Although he could have been perfectly safe and sound in his hometown of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, Pittman decided to drive up to South Carolina to face off with the hurricane. He started a GoFundMe that raised $380 in a day to cover the cost of gas and coffee.
“MERICA BABY!!!” he wrote in the GoFundMe. “We stick together.”
He even ended up in a local news segment when he got a flat tire.
A Fox Business reporter covering the storm referred to him as “being silly in the street.” As she gave her live report of Florence’s destruction, Pittman hung out in the background, still shirtless.
“We were intrigued by the gentleman with no shirt in the background,” the host laughed, before the reporter motioned Pittman over for an interview.
“So right now, you’re naked,” she asked him. “The audience wants to know … what is in your head to be outside in this weather right now, not wearing any clothes?”
“Just being free and American, man,” Pittman shrugged.
When asked if he was just trying to get famous, he denied it.
Then he name dropped himself: “Look, I’ve already been viral. Look up hurricane headbanger.”