Magician dragged behind car in trick gone wrong
It's safe to say this is not the spectacle 'The Great Moodini' had in mind -- instead of impressing fans by escaping from a set of handcuffs he ended up getting dragged behind a car.
The magician - real name Michael Mooney - had been performing before a recent drag race in the US and was fastened into a set of handcuffs which were tied to the back of a car.
The idea was that he would free himself from the restraints in the time it took for the car to pull away and the chains become taut.
But when he failed to free himself in time, he was almost dragged to his death and suffered a broken ankle, wrist and finger… and pride, don't forget his broken pride.
Speaking after the incident, Moodini apparently told reporters he planned to give up the life-threatening magic tricks in favour of something more sedate.