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‘I hit a woman’: Viral TikTok proposal catches man hilariously confessing to hit-and-run

'Congrats! You're going to be a witness in a trial one day.'


Phil West

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 15, 2021   Updated on Apr 15, 2021, 11:13 am CDT

A couple captured a special moment in their lives—their wedding proposal in a Savannah, Georgia, park—only to have a man walk by and apparently confess to a hit-and-run accident.

The video comes from TikToker @kpohlman2, and it’s racked up nearly 9 million views in its first two days on the platform.

The video starts with the TikToker, Katie Pohlman and her boyfriend-turned-fiance, Andrew Haselden, with their dog in the midst of Savannah’s Wright Square, reveling in the realization that they’re going to be married.

Indeed, her caption reads, “Thank God we were done with the proposal,” adding the Face with Tears of Joy emoji and the ring emoji to round out the thought.

As the video captures the couple embracing on the park’s brick pathway, a man enters the picture announcing, “I got shit-faced drunk,” then clarifying, “And I was driving.”

Then, he summarizes the rest of his story as he walks past the couple and toward the person recording the pivotal moment in their lives.

“I hit a woman,” he said flatly, while walking around the couple and giving them a bit of side-eye.

Then, considering, he offered, “Or somebody dressed like a woman.”

Then, after a beat, he added, “I’m not sure; I didn’t stop.”

The video concludes with the man walking out of the frame, and the couple laughing, presumably at the absurdity of it all.

Pohlman notes that she and her fiancé were just passing through Savannah, stopping there because the city holds special significance for them. She’s received a few comments on TikTok about the man, recognizing him as a Savannah local who “people see walking and talking often.”

She hasn’t been contacted by any authorities, and as she noted, “I’m 99.9% sure it was a ‘crime’ that doesn’t exist.”

TikTokers delighted in the video, with one commenter exclaiming, “He is the DEFINITION of unbothered.”

Another cheekily suggested, “Play this video at your wedding, the full thing, don’t leave anything out.”

And yet another observed, “He looked at y’all like you were interrupting his story.”

While at least one person suggested he be invited to the wedding, another predicted that they’d see each other again in a different sort of public gathering.

“Congrats!” the commenter exulted. “You’re going to be a witness in a trial one day.”

As of press time, it remains unclear whether the unidentified man in the TikTok was speaking seriously or was joking.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated after reaching Pohlman for clarity and context.

Correction: The couple is from Northern Virginia.

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*First Published: Apr 15, 2021, 8:38 am CDT