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Way to Die #754
"Hi-Jack Offed"
Name of the death is a pun on "hi-jack" and "jacked off"
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"Percy was a small-time crook who tried to steal a big rig. He never could get his life together and now... he's just scattered!" (US Version)
"Percy was a petty thief who attempted to steal a large truck. He was never able to reform and now... Eh, he's going to have very hard." (Transalted LAT Version)
Date June 16, 2010
Location Orlando, Florida
Episode this death
was featured in
"Tweets From the Dead"
"Thanks A-Clot"
"Mary Lou Rectum"

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 "Hi-Jack Offed", Way to Die #754 is the sixth death to be featured in "Tweets From the Dead" which aired on March 26, 2012.


Percy, a hijacker looking to hijack a vehicle hitchhikes on the road. When a truck driver named Johnny and his boss, a former female boxer named Dallas, stop to help him, Percy pulls out a gun. Threatening to shoot them, Percy forces them out of the truck. Dallas shoved him and he falls backward onto the truck's air brake hose, which enters his rectum, and knobs through his ribs, making Percy into a "human balloon".  Percy screams in terror and pain, and collapses onto the road, as both Dallas and Johnny take a few steps back. Eventually, enough air fills into Percy, causing him to explode, killing him almost instantly. Johnny and Dallas scream in horror upon seeing Percy's scattered remains, not helped by the fact that some of Percy's blood splatters onto them and their truck!

Cast and Interviewees

  • Seth Burnham - Percy (lead: intended victim)
  • Christian Harris - Himself (Investigator; Only in German version)
  • Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan - Himself (Orthopedic Surgeon)
  • Wynter Williams - Dallas (lead)

Segment Nicknames

  • Balloon Blowout (Spike TV)

Foreign Names

  • Robo Explosivo (Explosive theft) - Latin American dub
  • Diseminado (Disseminated) - Spanish dub
  • Luft im Bauch (Air in the Belly) - German dub


  • Obvious dummy before Percy explodes.
  • This death is loosely based on a real-life incident involving 48-year-old New Zealand native Steven McCormack. Steven accidentally fell on a compressed air hose, causing the line to enter his rectum and fill his body up with air. Unlike Percy, Steven survived the incident, having to spend three days in the hospital burping and farting the air out of his body and making a full recovery.
  • This death takes place on the same day as Meat Your Maker, Heim-licked, and Namas-dead.