Herd. Thinned.

FITNESS MODEL, REALITY STAR DIES ATTEMPTING SUPERMAN STUNT || By FITSNEWS ||  We’d never heard of Greg Plitt before, but apparently he is – or was – a fitness model and star of the Bravo reality television show “Work Out.” Plitt died on Saturday after being fatally struck by a…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  We’d never heard of Greg Plitt before, but apparently he is – or was – a fitness model and star of the Bravo reality television show “Work Out.”

Plitt died on Saturday after being fatally struck by a train north of the Burbank Metrolink Station in Los Angeles.

What happened?  The model – who had appeared in campaigns for Under Armour, Old Navy Jeans and Calvin Klein, among others – was reportedly filming a new action video for his website in which he attempted to outrun a speeding train.  Plitt may have even been hopped up on caffeine at the time as local law enforcement sources tell celebrity gossip website TMZ they “found multiple energy drink bottles near the track.”

A 37-year-old native of Baltimore, Maryland, Plitt was a U.S. Army Ranger prior to his career as a certified personal trainer and model.

According to TMZ, police have a video that “shows Plitt standing on the tracks as the train barrels toward him.”

“Shortly before the train reaches Plitt he assumes a runners stance and bolts down the track,” the website reported, referring to the as-yet-unreleased clip. “The video shows the train closes in on Plitt as he races at breakneck speed, but he loses the battle and the train ‘clips’ him … throwing him off the track to his death. It happens quickly and after getting struck he disappears from the video.”

Plitt’s death was the result of “multiple blunt force injuries,” according to the Los Angeles coroner.

A spokesman for the Metrolink train system says Plitt and his film crew did not have authorization to be on the tracks at the time of the accident.  He also says the engineer of the train did everything possible to prevent the “terrible tragedy.”

“The engineer did see Mr. Plitt and used the brakes and sounded the horns, but he was still struck,” the spokesman said.

Ya think?

Trains are faster than people – even really, really fast people. And while we feel terrible for Plitt’s family and friends – who are no doubt devastated by his death – this strikes us as a pretty clear example of the herd being thinned.



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Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James January 21, 2015 at 9:10 am

I was waiting on the part where the text says…

We here at FITS think it is a waste of taxpayer money to enforce statutes regarding train tracks. This is not a core function of government. In fact, the free market will take care of weeding out the unworthy fitness model/personal trainers.


I also am amazed that I didn’t read…

For those of you keeping score at home, Train 1- Trainer 0.

idcydm January 21, 2015 at 9:25 am

Even government statutes can’t help some people.

Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James January 21, 2015 at 9:56 am

Ha….Indeed, more often than not.

Smirks January 21, 2015 at 9:18 am

At least he didn’t get bumped onto the track and, well, meet a much more gruesome end.

I think I can, I think I can January 21, 2015 at 9:21 am

This dumb fuck should have read the schedule. Not all trains that pass through a station actually stop. This one was a pass-through. He thought he only had to make it to the stop point for the nose of the train.

Squishy123 January 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

Maybe he was pretending to be Superman and thought he could stop a speeding train.

Squishy123 January 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

“Faster than a speeding locomotive.”

Guess he isn’t Superman.

I duh duh duh Duddits January 21, 2015 at 7:23 pm


Tired and Retired January 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm

It was faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive.

Crooner January 21, 2015 at 11:14 am

You Republicans are all about the herd being thinned. Which is exactly why you suck.

E Norma Scok January 21, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Why’s that? Some people just need killin’.

Mike at the Beach January 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Hell, they practically beg for it… ;-)

euwe max January 21, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Some genetic lines are destined to be wiped out.

…like the Republicans.

Mike at the Beach January 22, 2015 at 2:49 am

Dude, I’m no big defender of the Republicans, but put down the Kool-Aid! ;-)

Political winds shift almost as a matter of course. The country moves left…the country moves right. It’s primarily a function of the uneducated middle, not the extremes.

euwe max January 22, 2015 at 4:28 am

This Kool-Ade I’ve got kicks *ASS* – you should try it!

Republicans are scum – even the drain bamaged tea party has discovered their inner core of hypocrisy.

RogueElephant January 22, 2015 at 7:56 am

The establishment of both parties are scum. They have quit working for the American people and only work to keep themselves in office. I used to not believe in term limits but do now. Probably won’t ever see them but they are badly needed.

RogueElephant January 22, 2015 at 7:53 am

I hear rinos are on the endangered species list. I wish the same could be said for RINOs.

RogueElephant January 21, 2015 at 11:52 am

Once again , proof you can’t fix stupid.

euwe max January 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Sure you can… if you’re a train.

Point of Order January 21, 2015 at 1:40 pm

He was a West Point graduate. I’m a little surprised by his behavior at age 37.

ELCID January 21, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Sounds somewhat similar to what happened to the young lady during filming of a movie near Savannah a year or two ago. Seems movie people do not want to get permission and permits to safely film near trains.

Beartrkkr January 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm

Maybe the free market will work that out….

Seriously though, she was just doing her job and was told they had 60 seconds to get off the tracks in case of a train (they were denied permission to film on the tracks by CSX). She moved to the side of the train trestle when she realized she couldn’t get off the bridge in time, but was struck by a metal bed that was placed on the tracks for a scene (that went flying when hit). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dujmhIjbYW4

ELCID January 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

Thanks for the update. I live in the region where that happened and where the girl grew up. I never heard the full story.

Years ago we had 2 kids killed on a railroad trestle near my home. They got on, tried to out run it, but just couldn’t make it. I grew up near the rail yard and played between the freight trains as a kid. I must have been nuts, as those trains are extremely dangerous with all kinds of stuff falling off or hanging off of them as they go by.

Today, I don’t even pull my car up close to rail crossings as trains go by for fear something will fly off and hit my car.

Buz Martin January 22, 2015 at 11:55 am

Superman is “more powerful than a locomotive” and “faster than a speeding bullet.”

Of course, a speeding bullet is faster than a locomotive.

If he thought he could outrace a train, why didn’t he try to do so beside the track, rather than on it? Crazy. I guess that would not be as dramatic. And if he wanted drama, he sure got it.


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