Video shows lightning strike next to man walking to car

Video shows lightning strike next to man walking to car

FILE PHOTO: Romulus McNeill was walking to his car while holding an umbrella in Horry County when a bolt of lightning struck close by.

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — A lightning strike nearly hit a South Carolina man Thursday.

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Romulus McNeill was walking to his car while holding an umbrella in Horry County when a bolt of lightning struck close by.

Video captured the moment that almost knocked him off his feet.

He said he felt a jolt when it happened.

"I saw light," McNeill said. "I tried to get up out of there like the Road Runner. I don't want that to happen to nobody else. It was crazy."

He said he doesn't know exactly where it hit, but he won't risk walking in stormy weather again.

"Dark clouds and all that," he said. "I'm looking around for dark clouds or for anything funny now. I've got to look, take a double take now."