Firefighter falls to his death after trying to shut down giant electronic billboard that was streaming porn video


Electronic billboard (illustration)
Electronic billboard (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

A firefighter lost his life while trying to shut down an electronic billboard that was streaming pornographic material to drivers on a busy highway, police in Mexico said.

Mexico City police said that Alvaro Jimenez Gonzalez, climbed onto the giant electronic billboard in an attempt to shut it down when he lost his balance and plummeted to the ground.

Gonzalez suffered severe head trauma. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Grupo Carteleras, which is the company that operated the billboard, apologized to motorists who have been exposed to the porn playing on the giant screen located on the busy highway.

The company blamed hackers for changing the ad to stream a porn video.

According to the police investigation, motorists called police to report that the billboard was displaying pornographic scenes in front of men, women and children.

Police called the fire department and Gonzalez volunteered to climb onto the electronic billboard and shut it off. Gonzalez was connected to a safety harness, but he somehow slipped and plummeted 60 feet to the ground.