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Calamity John

John Wade Agan, 47, of Tampa, Fla., claimed he’d been robbed at gunpoint in his taxicab and stuffed into the car’s trunk. Another time, he apparently drove to the fire station with a butcher knife stuck in his chest. His next bad day apparently involved being bitten by two snakes — at the same time — and he survived that, too. And most recently, he has been hit by lightning. Agan admits some aren’t convinced of the legitimacy of his rather unusual number of bad experiences, but “I don’t care what people say.” (JW/St. Petersburg Times) ...They’ve simply renamed him — to “Again?”
Original Publication Date: 27 February 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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