By Richard K. Noots
the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.
Officer Mark Rodriguez got the scare of his life while on a standard patrol in Mississippi. You’ll have to watch the video to see why, but let’s just say he gets too close for comfort to the giant, flaming bolt of electricity. Luckily, no one was hurt (except his pride, maybe). Either way, it’s enough to make you stay inside next time there’s a big storm, isn’t there?