Flying iPad lodges in woman's bumper?

In Georgia, many things fly that don't necessarily take flight elsewhere. An iPad, for example, may be one of them.

The shot of the iPad that bumped into Crisa's car. Alexa Crisa/Twitter

You are driving your car. You see something flying at you.

What do you do? What do you think? Do you assume the aliens have arrived? Do you you decide that this is mere debris from a passing truck, so as long as it doesn't hit the windshield you'll be fine?

Well, that depends on if you're in Georgia. For in that state, iPads allegedly fly.

You might sense that my senses have flown to foreign parts. Before you judge, I will just ask that you peruse this report from Atlanta's ABC57 News.

There, you will see the front of a Nissan. It is the property of a woman who, in this curious piece of reporting, appeared on camera without apparently giving her name.

A little gentle sleuthing revealed, however, that she is Alexa Crisa, who says on the Twitter feed that purports to be hers that her "crazy car story" has enjoyed more than 1 million views. She appears to be a PR assistant.

She explained to ABC57 that she was pootling along when she saw something flying toward her car. She didn't, however, hear an impact.

Indeed, she told WSBTV that it was her father who noticed that there was an iPad stuck in her front bumper.

Nick Crisa said he needed a hammer to get it out.

Oddly, the iPad was allegedly still functional. She said she managed to turn it on, open an app that happened to contain the owner's name and phone number and returned it to him.

She didn't reveal his name, but said that she told him he had left it on top of his car and driven off.

All of this left me wondering a little. Is it possible that an iPad could lodge itself so sharply into someone's bumper? I am sure there are scientists who might prove this is possible.

I tried to contact Crisa through the Twitter account that purports to be hers, with just the slightest fear in my mind that this story could have slightly more height than appears.

I asked what iPad app she opened and how much it cost to repair her car. I will update, should I receive a reply that I can verify is from her.

Still, if a flying iPad can do that, imagine what a flying Surface could do to your Nissan.

This article was edited to clarify that the author tried to contact Crisa through the Twitter account that purported to be hers, but did not receive a response.

 

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