Thursday, May 10, 2007

dance offs kill!

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- A man died while trying to outdo a rival with an acrobatic move while "battle dancing," police said.

Robert Stitt, 48, and his rival were competing in a parking lot Monday night when he tried a forward flip and landed on his head.

"It was just two guys dancing. Everybody was laughing," Stitt's friend John Boxley said.

Boxley said James Brown was on the radio and Stitt wanted to outdo a rival dancer, who had flipped in the air.

Police said the victim went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead a short time at a local hospital.

Police said several people were in the parking lot drinking and battle dancing -- a competition in which each dancer tries one-upmanship with unique moves.

Copyright © 2007, The Associated Press


billy said...

oh my lord

Audrey said...

See, this is why drinking, dancing and the devil's music were outlawed in little towns like the one in Footloose.

J. Keith van Rappin said...



ten rules of dancing:
10. dance like EVERYBODY'S watching
9. props are important, poles are a plus
8. shoes are not a valid excuse. dance in bare feet
7. sweat means you must be doing something right
6. silly dances are positive
5. "just be yourself man" (applies to women as well)
4. practice dancing at home in front of the mirror. clothing is optional
3. you can only sit if the dj plays speed metal
2. know your surroundings
1. get dancey!

C.W. said...

I've almost died in a couple a dance offs.

Barcadi and Coke said...

Real battle dancers are from the rough streets of Syracuse NY!!

O-Snap said...

If he'd been wearin his battle dancin hat; he would have been ok