Village Idiot Award

Theunis Wessels Nominated For The Village Idiot Award

May not have been national news, but it is now. Just look around...


Man who mowed lawn with tornado behind him says he 'was keeping an eye on it'


Theunis Wessels

Why this nomination? I think he should take a closer look at his priorities.
  • Theunis Wessels mowed his lawn at his home in Three Hills, Alta., on Friday as a tornado touched down nearby. The photo caused a bit of a storm on social media.
Description: A photo of a man in Alberta mowing a lawn with a tornado swirling behind him has been causing a bit of a storm on social media.

Cecilia Wessels snapped the picture of her husband, Theunis, on Friday evening as the twister passed near their home in Three Hills.

She says cutting the grass was on her husband's to-do list, and as he started the task, she went for a nap.

Wessels says she was woken by her nine-year-old daughter who was upset that there was something like a tornado in the sky, but her father wouldn't come inside.

Theunis Wessels says the tornado was actually much further away than it appears in the photo, and that it was moving away from them.

There have been no reports of injuries from the tornado, although some other photos show downed trees and a barn with its roof ripped off.

"I literally took the picture to show my mum and dad in South Africa, 'Look there's a tornado...'
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Publication/Media Source: The Canadian Press
Author: The Canadian Press
Photo and/or Video Source: Cecilia Wessels/Canadian Press
Publication Date: Jun 04, 2017 9:03 AM MT Last Updated: Jun 05, 2017 3:23 PM MT
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Nominator: adminrw
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Submission Date Jun 05, 2017

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