A gesture meant to spread holiday cheer ended up spreading fear and panic in Ville Platte, Louisiana over the weekend.

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Even Santa had to pull out the laptop and watch this one.

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We've all seen in person or videos of a Grinch flying on a paraglider.  It happens every year here in the SWLA. However in Ville Platte over the weekend it went terribly wrong.  The paraglider lost power in mid-flight and crashed into power lines over a highway.  Probably the worst place ever to crash land, other than a moat full of hungry alligators.

Thankfully no injuries were reported from the scary crash.

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The man flying the paraglider told ABC News:

I hung upside down in the power line for probably one hour before they killed the power. Then the fire department got me down.

Here's what a successful Grinch paragliding flight looks like:

Video of flying Grinch crashing in Ville Platte, Louisiana:


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