Between A Rock And A Dead Place

  • Season 3
  • Aired 10/24/2011
  • 9,455 Views

An indoor rock wall employee sexually harasses his female clients until a large climber accidentally rappels directly onto him, snapping his spine.

EVAN WAS A FULL-OF-HIMSELFROCK-CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR

WHO LOVED TO CLIMB ALL OVERHIS FEMALE STUDENTS.

- THERE YOU GO.NICE AND EASY.

narrator: HE WOULDCHECK OUT THE VIEW

WHILE HELPING HIS GIRLS ASCENDMOUNT GYMNASIUM

USING A CLIMBING TECHNIQUECALLED BELAYING.

- ALL RIGHT.

- THE BELAYER IS IN CHARGEDURING THE CLIMB.

THEY'RE THE PERSON WHO ISHOLDING ON TO THE ROPE

AND MAKING SURE THAT THERE'SNO SLACK IN THE ROPE.

THEY'RE THE PERSONWHO POINTS OUT ROCKS

AND HAND HOLDS FOR THE CLIMBERTO GRAB ON TO.

THEY'RE THE ONE THAT IS MAKINGSURE THAT THE CLIMBER IS SAFE,

AND IF THEY GETDISTRACTED,

THE CLIMBER COULD FALLAND DIE OR GET HURT.

- I'M NEXT.

narrator:AND THEN TERRY SHOWED UP.

TERRY WAS A FIRST-TIMER

AND NEEDEDEVAN'S FULL ATTENTION.

- EVAN!

narrator:WHICH HE WASN'T GETTING.

- I'M KIND OF BABY-SITTIN'OVER HERE RIGHT NOW.

- [grunts]

narrator: UNTIL TERRY SLIPPED

AND THE BELAYING ROPEWRAPPED AROUND EVAN'S NECK

LIKE A HANGMAN'S NOOSE.

- I CAN'T BREATHE!- EVAN!

narrator:EVAN HAD A CHOICE--

STRANGLE TO DEATHOR SCREW TERRY.

- DON'T CUT THE ROPE!

narrator: HE CUT THE ROPE.

- DON'T CUT THE ROPE!

narrator: BUT HE FORGOTONE OF THE RULES OF CLIMBING.

- AAH!

narrator:WHEN IT'S RAINING BIG FATTIES,

GET OUT OF THE WAY.

- THE 250-POUND PERSONFALLING WITH ENOUGH FORCE,

ALMOST LIKE A TON OF BRICKS

COMING DOWN ON THE BACKOF THIS GUY'S NECK,

RIGHT AT THE FIRSTAND SECOND CERVICAL VERTEBRAE.

YOU CAN THINKOF THE SPINAL CORD

AS YOUR CABLE TV NETWORK.

YOU HAVE AN INTERRUPTIONIN THE SIGNAL,

NOTHING WORKS.

THE HEART AND THE LUNGS STOPAND YOU DIE.

narrator: EVAN THOUGHTHE WAS GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN.

- GROW UP, WILL YOU?

narrator: AND THEN,GOD GAVE HIM A GIFT.

- [grunts]

narrator: 250 POUNDSOF NECK-BREAKING TERRY.

- AAH!

narrator:SAY THANK YOU, EVAN.

EVAN?

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