Greg Plitt, the fitness model, actor and star of Bravo’s Workout who died after being a hit by a Metrolink train in Burbank, CA on Saturday, may have been trying to race that train Superman. That’s what both TMZ and KTLA claim.
37-year-old Greg Plitt and three other men were shooting an energy drink commercial on the train tracks in Burbank on Saturday afternoon when he was fatally hit. It was reported that Greg accidentally stumbled onto the tracks when the train was coming. But police sources tell TMZ and KTLA that video of the accident shows a different story. The video allegedly shows Greg standing directly on the tracks as the train came toward him. When the train got close to him, he got into a sprinter’s stance and took off running in front of it. Witnesses say that when the train engineer saw Greg and the crew, he hit the brakes and the horn. The train eventually caught up to Greg and clipped him which threw him off of the tracks.
Greg’s girlfriend Christina Stejskal, who wasn’t there at the time, told The Los Angeles Times that he was trying to give them the best shots and act like a superhero:
“[He was] just trying to get the best shot. He wanted to push things to the limit. He’s just like Superman.”
Metrolink officials say that Greg and the crew did not have permission to be there. They never filed any permits. TMZ also says that investigators found several empty energy drink bottles around the tracks so they’re speculating that he may have been on a caffeine high. NBC 4 says that the commercial was for an energy drink called Shadow Beverages.
I have so many questions about this, but my main question is, what is the secret ingredient in Shadow Beverages? PCP!?