An Atlanta magician who calls himself "The Great Moodini" was ready to entertain the crowds at Atlanta Motor Speedway last week with his stunt of escaping from shackles chained to a moving car. The car moved — and so did he.
Moodini, also known as Michael Anthony Mooney, broke an ankle, wrist, one rib and finger in the stunt, which he told WSB-TV he'd pulled off twice before without incident. Dressed in the traditional magician's costume of XXL T-shirt, sweatpants and Crocs, Moodini was supposed to shed the shackles while blindfolded before the pace Camaro car pulled on the 100-foot-long length of chain, but Mooney says he "didn't give himself enough time."
For his next trick Moodini will engage in close-up sleight-of-hand near the hospital's billing department.