American Expat Paralyzed After Falling 33 Feet While Chasing a Monkey in Bali Who Stole His Hat

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American Expat Paralyzed After Falling 33 Feet While Chasing a Monkey in Bali Who Stole His Hat

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A Florida man is fighting for his life after he fell from an Indonesian rooftop chasing a monkey that stole his Pittsburgh Steelers cap.

Jeff “Swede” Swedenhjelm, 40, is currently paralyzed from the chest down after he fell 33 feet from a roof in Bali on Monday.

“He’s a die-hard Steelers fan,” daughter Lyric Sweenhjelm told The Post by phone Sunday. “We didn’t think that he would get into this mess but he’s an all-or-nothing guy and he’s fearless. You can’t buy a Steelers hat in Bali, so he wasn’t’ gonna let it go.”

The family is now raising money via a GoFundMe page to transport him from Bali to Kuala Lumpur, where they believe he’ll receive better medical treatment.

They raised $50,000 of the $70,000 needed to medevac him, and then an anonymous pal of his offered to loan the family the rest.

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Hope he got his hat back.
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A Florida man
yikes!

nothing good ever comes from interactions with monkeys
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Re: American Expat Paralyzed After Falling 33 Feet While Chasing a Monkey in Bali Who Stole His Hat

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Poor bastard.
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Jerry Atrick wrote: Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:29 pm Poor bastard.
The monkey?
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Re: American Expat Paralyzed After Falling 33 Feet While Chasing a Monkey in Bali Who Stole His Hat

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Monkey has probably been expelled from the troop for poor dress taste.

Bit sad, they probably sell passable copies at Central Market for $5
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General Mackevili wrote: Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:23 pm Hope he got his hat back.
Nope!

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Maybe the monkey read Stealers
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Re: American Expat Paralyzed After Falling 33 Feet While Chasing a Monkey in Bali Who Stole His Hat

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those monkeys in the monkey forest in Ubud are VERY aggressive an roam around a few of the gh's down at the bottom of the street that runs near the forest.
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phuketrichard wrote: Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:55 pm those monkeys in the monkey forest in Ubud are VERY aggressive an roam around a few of the gh's down at the bottom of the street that runs near the forest.
They are very aggressive, not least at all because of all the fucktardery going on. Illegal to feed them, but food can be bought at the ticket booth. People then go and tease the (Crab-eating) Macaques with the food and promptly get bitten.

Last time I was there, I talked to the nurse on duty there and she said that there is at least one bad bite a day (look at the canines of those Fcukers!) SUre enough, as we were talking, a Pom was holding out a banana to a big male, then got scared, pullet back the banana. The macaque went "screw that", jumped on the guy, and sank its pretty awesome canines into his shoulder.
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