This is by far the craziest thing I have seen today.

I've never seen lightning strike anything. I've heard it strike a neighbor's chimney when I was younger, but I've never seen it up close and personal.

That was different for Gautier Police Officer Mark Rodriguez as he watched lightning strike right in front of him.

It was all caught on his dash cam, then uploaded to YouTube.

I have to say it is quite impressive. What's even more impressive to me is that he didn't even freak out! How did he not jolt the squad car into a different direction or slam on his breaks?

While watching the video it seems as if he just calmly drives right past it. WOW.


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