Never Tell A Canadian What He Cannot Do
July 24, 2013 1:42 PM Subscribe
posted by Etrigan (83 comments total)
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John Morillo of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, will apparently not turn down a dare, even if it causes an international incident and racks up fines in the five figures. For instance, if you tell him he can't swim from Windsor to Detroit across a busy shipping lane, he'll do it
(with the assistance of eight beers). And he'll swim back
, too, as evidenced by the fact that the U.S. Coast Guard found him on the Canadian side. As Morillo said, "If I’m going to be in the paper, I’d at least like them to say I actually made it, even though I got in trouble and everything."
Morillo has been charged with being intoxicated in a public place, and will likely face fines up to $25,000 for swimming in a shipping channel (and that's $25,000 Canadian
, so it hurts approximately 3 percent more) and being barred from the waterfront. The worst part, though, is that when Morillo called his mother, "She just hung up on me. She said 'you’re just so stupid.'"
There is no report of what kind of beer he was drinking.