Lightning strikes three feet away from a police officer
Car camera captures close call in Apopka, Florida.
A police officer in central Florida was a close encounter on Tuesday night when lighting struck near him in the section of the car park.
In surveillance video released by the Apopka Police Department, the dogs officer can be seen placing equipment in his police SUV when the bolt hit nearby.
The startled officer, then jumps in his car and close the door.
A lightning strike is a bit too close for comfort for a police officer in central Florida on Tuesday.
(Apopka Police Department )
The lightning strike was so powerful that it is on the lights on any other cruiser in the parking lot. No injuries reported, but the Apopka Fire department responded to a haze in the building.
The police lost the power in the building, and the strike damaged several electrical transformers, according to FOX35.
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On Monday, the National Weather Service office in Melbourne, Florida. shared the dangers of the lighting in a Twitter message.
25 June | 16 people died in 2017 as a result of a lightning strike. 6 people are already killed by the lightning in 2018. Do not become a statistic! When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! https://t.co/1CmrvFRDL1 #LightningSafety pic.twitter.com/LH89cDUYqh
— NWS Melbourne (@NWSMelbourne) June 25, 2018
“25 June | 16 people died in 2017 as a result of a lightning strike. 6 people are already killed by the lightning in 2018,” the NWS said. “Do not become a statistic! When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!”
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed