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Posted: 9/18/2004 4:41:42 AM EDT
Half-Naked Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident
Production Company Allegedly Films Man

POSTED: 8:25 am EDT September 14, 2004

FREDERICK, Md. -- Maryland State Police are wondering why a motorcycle rider was riding half naked along Route 340 near Frederick moments before the crash that killed him Sunday afternoon.

Police said 21-year-old Shaun Matlock was wearing only a T-shirt and sneakers as he and six friends were riding their motorcycles near the Mount Zion Road exit.

Police said Matlock did a "wheelie" then lost control of his machine and hit a parked tow truck. The medical examiner is performing an autopsy and a toxicology screening.

Matlock's friends and relatives planned a candlelight vigil last night at Famous Dave's in Frederick.

Matlock's aunt said a Baltimore-based production company, Holding It Big Entertainment -www.holdingitbigproductions.com/, was filming him at the time of the accident.

Police have not confirmed the film company's presence at the accident scene.

Video of Motorcyclist Doing Fatal Wheelie Erased
Updated: Thursday, Sep. 16, 2004 - 4:00 PM

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Whoever erased a videotape purportedly showing a motorcyclist doing a fatal wheelie along U.S. 340 could face criminal charges, the Frederick County state's attorney said Wednesday.
State police said the cameraman was with Holding It Big Entertainment, a Baltimore-based company with a web site featuring video and photographs of similar stunts.

Holding It Big didn't return telephone calls placed Wednesday by The Associated Press to a number obtained Tuesday from the company's site. The number was no longer posted on Wednesday.

State's attorney Scott Rolle said police were still investigating the death Sunday of Paul Ray Matlock, 21, of Walkersville. Matlock died after crashing into a tow truck parked along the roadside about three miles south of Frederick while riding on only the rear wheel of his bike Sunday afternoon, according to police and witness reports.

The stunt was videotaped by a man with Holding It Big who was riding in a vehicle next to Matlock, Trooper David Ward said Tuesday. Ward told The Frederick News-Post the tape had been erased twice by the time police got it from the man who made it. He wouldn't say who made the recording.

"We know a lot, but we are still trying to put it all together," Ward said.

Rolle said that if the videotape contained evidence of someone driving in a reckless manner, erasing it could lead to charges of obstruction of justice or hindering an investigation.

"I'm not saying that any of that occurred, but that's what we would be looking at," he said.

Ward said Matlock was among seven motorcyclists riding west on the four-lane highway Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his bike. Another cyclist in the group also was doing wheelies, he said.

Both men were wearing helmets, shirts and shoes, but neither was wearing pants or underwear, police said.

Ward said two vehicles were following the group to block traffic from behind, and a third was traveling next to the stunt riders so a passenger could videotape them.

Logos on Matlock's motorcycle and helmet read "Holding It Big Productions," police said.

The company's web site includes video of motorcyclists doing wheelies down highways, riding on their front wheels only, climbing atop moving motorcycles, crashing and displaying their bloody wounds.

The web site also says the company planned to film footage this summer in Frederick County and the Washington metropolitan area for a documentary called "Metro Mayhem." The goal of the project, according to the Web site, was to earn public respect and support and "to bring a form of entertainment to this area that is typically rejected due to lack of style, purpose and organization."

Company president Ben Meacham told WHAG-TV that his company is having T-shirts and stickers made in honor of Matlock but he refused to comment directly on Matlock's death.

Matlock's funeral is scheduled for Friday. One of his friends, Ben Wilson, said Tuesday that Matlock "died doing something that made him happy."
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:51:47 AM EDT
Another sad --- ---- here hold my beer death

to be celebrated by friends and family at the local watering hole .....

He will be missed ..................... not by me, but he will be missed.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:04:23 AM EDT
[liberal mindset]Damn motorcycles!

When are people going to learn that motorcycles kill people?[/liberal mindset]
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:04:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 5:05:20 AM EDT by Specop_007]
I HOPE he died quickly by slamming head first into the truck.
Because going through the Meatgrinder and then slamming into the truck with no pants on undies on would be....painfull.....Very, very fucking painful. To say the least. I dont even wanna think of Sack at 60 on pavement.....
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:12:49 AM EDT
He would've made it he wore some clean undies.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:15:54 AM EDT
But ....He was wearing a helmet...........!!!!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:25:53 AM EDT
Another Vanille Ice looking jackass bites the dust.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:18:30 AM EDT
Shit happens
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:20:45 AM EDT
I would hate to see that roadrash.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:28:51 AM EDT
Just a little drop of chlorine in the gene pool, IMHO. Idiot.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:51:18 AM EDT

The goal of the project, according to the Web site, was to earn public respect and support and "to bring a form of entertainment to this area that is typically rejected due to lack of style, purpose and organization."

How bout rejected due to lack of intelligence?

Darwin +1

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:47:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 11:54:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 11:59:15 AM EDT by Noname]

"You are allocated a limited amount of stupid tickets, then you die..."
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:04:54 PM EDT
See sig line.......
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