The video camera also made Gaboff want to back flip off a vending machine. He had failed at this stunt before and hoped this time he would be more successful. "But if not, my face will be on the ground and I'll go to the hospital," he said. "Either I'm going to be in a really happy state of mind or a really regretful state of mind."
Gaboff awoke at the hospital after being carted off by paramedics after the stunt. He broke three bones in his face. To those who think he's crazy for continuing his stunt business after spending $10,000 in hospital bills, Gaboff said, "You're just not in my shoes. I pretty much live off a video camera. That's the way I am."
But there is also a positive side. Cody Gargrave said his stunt group Freak. Inc. gives his life a much needed direction. "If I wasn't doing this, I would be in jail right now," he said. "I was running around with the wrong crowd of kids. That's where they are, sitting in county jail right now. Eighteen facing 30 years in prison."
Gargrave said that his stunt group has provided him with a way to escape his small town in Arkansas. "We're making it to where we are by selling clips and getting money from them, and we're getting recognized by people in other countries for it," he said. "It's been something real productive for us."