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Teen plays music so loud, he doesn't hear tornado


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, June 9, 2014, 4:14 PM - It looks like mom was right: Loud music is bad for your health -- or at least it can be.

Colorado teen Wyatt Schrepfer was mowing the lawn while wearing headphones when a 177 km/h tornado ripped through his neighbourhood, knocking the 18-year-old over.

Schrepfer tells local media that he had his back to the EF-1 twister and didn't hear it coming because of the loud music he was listening to.


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"The hood of the tractor blew up and when I stood up to pull it back down, my hat flew off behind me, so I turned and saw it," Schrepfer told KRDO TV "My first reaction was to take cover." 

But the storm was too close for Schrepfer to make a run for it.

Instead, he laid down on the ground behind his tractor. The storm eventually passed, but not before it ripped a few power poles out of the ground.

While the lucky teen sustained some back injuries, he walked away from the ordeal relatively unscathed.

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