Sanford Police officer Keith Frye was off duty and shopping inside Lowe’s Home Improvement in Sanford NC when a large tornado — one of more than 20 in North Carolina on April 16, 2011 — approached.
With his cell phone, Frye recorded the tornado as it approached, turned off his camera as he sought safety in the rear of the store, and turned it back on as the more than 100 customers and employees stumbled out of the wreckage.
I apologize for the video’s ratio, it was a skinny cell phone camera that did not transfer well when converted into an .mov file … so the image appears “stretched”.
*There is a slight language warning for those who may be offended.*