Man records dangerously close encounter with tornado

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ROCHELLE, IL (April 12, 2015) — This video is good example of what you should NOT do when you encounter a tornado.

According to this YouTube video, a man named Sam Smith was driving through Rochelle, Illinois headed to Indianapolis on April 9th when he encountered a massive tornado. The video’s description says that Smith is not a storm chaser. In fact, he is from North Carolina and has no experience with twisters.

Instead of taking shelter, Smith recorded video of the tornado on his cell phone from just a couple hundred feet away.

It is important to stress that you should never get this close to a tornado!

This man is extremely lucky to have survived. DO NOT TRY THIS!