Ohio Man Defies Gravity in Leaping Cars

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

There's a man in Akron, Ohio who is turning heads and creating a buzz on the streets. It's all because of his unbelievable jumping ability.

It's Jumpin' Chris Bryant, a 22-year-old Akron man who defies gravity. He started leaping over cars four years ago, after a dare from a friend.

Everywhere Chris Bryant jumps, heads turn and jaws drop.

Bryant says he discovered he had rockets in his legs when he was a boy and jumped over a stack of chairs.

It looks dangerous, but Chris Bryant claims he has never been hurt, despite making hundreds of jumps.

Akron marketing agent Bacari Brown is convinced that Chris Bryant's unusual skill and charisma would make him a perfect fit in an ad campaign featuring another son of Akron who can jump, the king LeBron James. It's no accident that Chris makes his jumps wearing LeBron's Nike tennis shoes.

So, could LeBron James jump over a car?

Chris Bryant is convinced that his jumping ability will create a niche somewhere in the world of marketing and promotion.

They have now put together a video showing Bryant's ability. They are sending the video to the companies that promote "Nike" and "Gatorade". They are also seeking an audience with LeBron James.

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