The Internet might have a new Antoine Dodson on its hands after Courtney Barnes was interviewed about a car accident in Jackson, Mississippi, on Monday. The Jackson Police Department officer who was injured could be released from the hospital Wednesday after his patrol car hit a utility pole during a chase, WLOX reported. But what has captured the attention of netizens is the witness.
Though this may be the first time many people have seen Barnes, it’s not the first time the witness has been on television. Barnes was on “So You Think You Can Dance” several times and was given a ticket to the Las Vegas finals.
Here’s how the interview went down: “I’m a witness here and what I seen was a horrible, tragic situation,” Barnes told WLBT and WAPT. “The guy was coming down and I guess the police was trying to do a [traffic] stop and the man said, ‘No, not today.’ And they began to race behind each other like cats and dogs.”
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“The police officer got behind the man and started going so fast his car started spinning out of control,” Barnes continued. “Girl, he hit the poll. His head went to one side and his body went to the other side and this is the result. Lord, be with this young man. He needs a blessing.”
Before the crash, Barnes had planned to stop at Burger King, but didn’t make it. “My hunger just went away cause when I [saw] that accident, girl, I just [started] to get nosy.
“The police officer was merging towards the front and the car gunned a little right … and it was a full twist about and the police car just twist around like a tornado, girl,” Barnes explained. “And the Lord just shook it up and the man just got injured."
For the sake of nostalgia, watch Dobson and the “Bed Intruder” song below. Dodson, 28, became Internet famous in 2010 after he was interviewed by a news station about an alleged house intrusion and attempted rape of his sister, Kelly Dodson. The interview went viral and prompted remixes like the auto-tuned “Bed Intruder” song.
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