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Hilarious Surveillance Video Shows Convenience Store Clerk Jump The Counter During La Habra Earthquake

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A La Habra convenience store clerk had to jump over his counter to escape the store when the 5.1 earthquake hit last night.

The man, named in this ABC story only as Sandeep, said he’s never jumped so high in his life. When he saw his customers flee, he made like Superman and leapt over the counter as part of the store’s ceiling caved in.

“When the floor starts shaking and the ceiling starts shaking, something’s wrong and you gotta go,” he said, adding that it was tough because he was “a little overweight,” but when your blood's pumping, you can do anything.

Watch the report below and stay tuned for this woman’s awesome story about running into a stranger’s arms during the quake.