January 19th, 2010 18:51 EST
DJ Played Van Halen's Jump While Suicidal Lady Was On Bridge
"A RADIO DJ was blasted last night for playing the hit Jump while police were trying to talk down a suicidal woman on a motorway bridge.
Steve Penk got a request for the Van Halen classic from a joker stuck in jams when four lanes of the M60 had to be closed.
He put it on to `empathise` with drivers - and moments later the woman plunged 30ft.
The 30-year-old suffered only minor injuries. "
Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2811997/Steve-Penk-gets-in-trouble-for-playing-song-Jump-for-woman-on-bridge.html#ixzz0d5RWzif3
It`s not easy to sympathize with a disturbed individual who is causing a traffic jam by threathening to jump from a bridge. A suicidal person should have a little bit of consideration, and kill himself without making life miserable for everyone else.
There`s never a bad time to play the Van Halen classic hit "Jump", and I bet that most drivers appreciated Penk`s diabolical sense of humor.
Some folks argue that the DJ`s decision to play "Jump" showed a lack of understanding and compassion. I strongly disagree, the courageous DJ was expressing solidarity and compassion for the poor drivers stuck in traffic.
The depressed lady didn`t actually hear the song, and she suffered only minor injuries, so what`s the big deal?
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