‘Best thing since Uncle Ruslan’: Viral Vine video shows FBI agent scaling open gate

“Uncle Ruslan” trended on Twitter yesterday after the patriotic uncle of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev blasted his nephews as “losers” and expressed his love and respect for America. But there was another unexpected star of the 24-hour manhunt coverage: a man in an FBI vest who truly went above and beyond what was needed.

  • Dee

    Haha, just like on “Bridesmaids”

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Would have been funny if another agent pushed it open while he was straddling it.

    • lovispoonful

      It was close.

    • BlueGood

      LMAO…”Risking Life &…Li……er…..uh…..cojones?”…..LOL

      • Jerry Mael

        *Risking our tax dollars on a workman compensation claim.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      hilarious, how he struts off as the gate is swinging open

    • Clayton B

      . . . probably installed by Amnesty Fence Co.

    • Jason

      Or if another FBI agent would have jumped over after it was open.

  • CatHerder

    Made me think of the Screwy Squirrel cartoon where one leaf of the gate is closed while the other is open and he climbs the closed side.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    “Hey guys, check this out—I’ve been learning parkour.”

  • Lynn R

    It would be hard to do your job with the whole world watching.

    • OpenTheDoor

      Hah, try working aerospace, everybody is watching.

      • Daniel Brenek

        I’m pretty sure he could be an engineer, he has the walk.

        • Paul Blair


        • Paul Blair

          sorry. wrong place

    • Jerry Mael

      Easy for SAR to do our job under the scrutiny of cameras and media. This is due to extensive and ongoing training.

  • disqus_FlD2VMR2RJ

    ALWAYS check the lock to the gate BEFORE going into “Walker: Texas Ranger” mode.

    • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

      Chuck Norris doesn’t hop over gates, he walks straight through them.

      • Melissa BossyBoots Votano

        He punches them with that third fist he hides in his beard.

        • Jarhead83

          I’d like to think he just says “Really?”, and then the gate just swings open on its own….

      • 1SkepticalChick

        The gates just part as he approaches.

  • http://yourdaddy.net/ NotaLemming

    I wonder what he does when he locks the keys in his convertible and the top is down.

    • Elke E. Wilhelm

      I’m sure he was just adding a little dramatic flair for when Hollyweird makes a tv movie-of-the-week about all this. The situation wasn’t dramatic enough.

  • Corrie Kundel

    LMAO –gate is open —duhhhh

  • Mike Davidsen

    This is why most federal agents come in pairs, each has half a brain, so together they make a team.

    • twolaneflash

      When did taxpayers ever equate a government employee with intelligence, common sense, or even decent intentions? They are the enemy of your freedom, and why the founding fathers sought to severely limit them. Look a little deeper into John Law’s actions in Boston; The Constitution was shredded.

  • Brandon Edwards

    New thing: FBI’ing – using more effort to perform a task than what’s needed.

  • https://twitter.com/reagan72 E

    Overly ambitous desk jockey got to go to the field with the big boys?

    • E Quilibrate

      kinda reminds one of Ron Carey in an episode of “Barney Miller”.

  • LuCha

    I think I feel safe…..

  • Thomas J. Butman

    maybe his testicles itched, Ever THINK of THAT? lol

  • DanStlMo

    ” A country boy can survive”

  • bidentime

    And to have two of your coworkers and a camera capture it . I hate it when that happens. I’m sure he’ll hear about this for a long time.

  • http://bigdeemagnifies.blogspot.com Diana Morrison

    I love him. Haven’t you ever acted on an assumption that turned out not to be true?

    • Jerry Mael

      A professional NEVER presumes or assumes about his own well being especially when constituents are nearby.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Is this a random string of words, picked capriciously from the dictionary, or are you trying to make a point?

    • Paul Blair

      He’s gonna need some lovin’.
      This guy gets some heart-felt sympathy from me, even if he’s an ass-hat in many many ways!

      • E Quilibrate

        Right. He’s gonna live with this for years.

    • waltzingmtilda

      My first husband and I were visiting his mother when she asked him to take a look at a lamp that was flickering He unplugged it, unscrewed the base, messed about with the wiring for a bit and when he put it back together, it sill flickered. His younger brother then walked over to the lamp and screwed the lightbulb in tighter. Problem solved. It’s a cute story that makes me smile to this day.

  • Buster Wymer

    It did look as though it was locked if you look close.

    • Jerry Mael

      It does even looked latched, much less locked.

  • Valjean

    I really don’t think this is something to make fun of…..there was a gun battle going on right before this….he must not have known the gate was unlocked…surprised this site would ridicule this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/karjohn.elliott KarJohn Elliott

      Think he had the warrant stuffed in his pants? THE WARRANT? HELLO? I didn’t see the homeowner open that gate- did you?

      • http://twitter.com/CFdorf Charlene Fuhlendorf

        They don’t need a warrant in a hot pursuit.

        • http://www.facebook.com/allen1755 Allen Smith

          OR imminent threat.

        • http://www.facebook.com/karjohn.elliott KarJohn Elliott

          That was not “hot-pursuit”,(as the others follow behind him leisurely-like a picnic stroll), nor was it declared “marshall law”. It was a “search event” with constrictions for the public. I don’t believe for one second they can walk in my house because they’re “eliminating square footage” REALLY!? Sheeple…. eeesh.

  • Jacob Lee

    Tv cameras were rolling he put on a show. 15 seconds of fame

  • Paul Crittenden


  • Melissa BossyBoots Votano

    HAHAHAHAHA…..and these are the most elite law enforcement officials in the world?

  • InvictusLux

    The next time you get turned down on a job interview just remember this video and recall that you are paying for this tard’s tenured employment and benefits. Then come to realize You are WAY overqualified for any cushy gov agency job – then go start your own business. People will pay GOOD MONEY for this kind of entertainment…

  • ahmatt

    He was the gifted student pushing on the “pull” door.

  • http://lesfemmes-thetruth.blogspot.com/ Mary Ann Kreitzer

    He was just practicing. Never know when that climb-the-fence skill will come in handy. LOL!

  • Jack


  • Jack

    he knew the gate would creak, therfore giving away his pos! damn you guys are dumb!!

  • twolaneflash

    A perfect picture of “I’m from the government and here to help you”. This is also a perfect picture of the level of intelligence it takes for America’s finest law enforcers to violate The Constitution and their oath to It. Homes were searched without warrants. Citizens had their guns confiscated. Terror was running loose in Boston, sending millions to cower, hiding in fear from one teenager, but the greater tyranny by government agents goes unmentioned, without outrage from a submissive population. The Left will use this as permission for greater atrocities against our liberties, not letting any crisis go to waste to fundamentally change America to Amerika.

    • Thomas Cake

      Fuck you too, asshole. You think you work harder or are smarter than a government employee? Give me some fries with that, shithead!

      • E Quilibrate

        You really need to use the line I provided; “Let ’em eat Cake.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberals.needhelp Liberals Needhelp

    It is funny. But, no harm, no foul, the guy was working on no sleep, adrenaline, and looking for a killer…..I’m sure his fellow officers will kid him about that forever……….
    I hope he takes it in stride…..don’t want to see another incident like that nurse in England…when the online jabs and laughs go way too far.
    Just laugh it off mister. Take the nicknames, and move on. Do your job, we do appreciate it.
    Officer, funny moment. But, I know you’re risking your life every day out there, and I’m glad all of you caught the cowardly killer. Sadly, this guy is probably at work looking for another creep, coward, killer, bomber, suspect this morning, doing his job………

    • Jerry Mael

      I guess being tired would make it an acceptable issue if he misused his sidearm, too? Of course, adrenaline is all too commonly used to excuse many things they do.

      • Paul Blair

        These are facts, mentioned to provide context …which matters.

        • Johnny Blade

          which facts? do you know he had gone without sleep? for how long? he isn’t running or under fire so tell me more about the adrenaline.. its a bonehead move.. pure and simple, a lack of attention to detail.. if he has the emotional stability to be trusted with a badge and gun he should be okay taking a ribbing about this… or maybe you want to give him a hug and a trophy for participation.. Oo

          • GenH

            Soooo…you don’t think that just being part of the manhunt would have put someone in adrenaline overdrive? Seriously? Ladies and gentlemen, we may have found the one person in the country who WASN’T physically effected just by watching the coverage.

          • Tyson Litz

            If you weren’t at the scene of the bombing, and were in your living room, as 99.99% of people were, and your were PHYSICALLY effected by the coverage, then you desparately need psychiatric help!

            There is no excuse for getting physically or psychologically or emotionally involved in a tragedy that happens 300 or 3000 miles away from you, unless you are a relative of a victim. More Wussification of our society. Grow a pair and quit crying at commercials with Sarah McLachlan singing.

          • Thunder Lizard

            I don’t know Tyson – granted the people experiencing the event FIRSTHAND are affected differently than the people OUTSIDE the event. But people got psychologically and emotionally involved when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, the Germans sank the Lusitania and when the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter. Anger and indignation are natural reactions to such events. In our generation it is terrorist action targeting national icons (like the WTC or Marathon) as opposed to the military examples I cited above.

          • GenH

            Actually, an inability to feel empathy for others–even strangers–is a classic indicator for all kinds of mental illnesses. If news of the injured, the dead and the survivors who gave aid didn’t make you want to cry…if you were not furious to the point of being sick when you think of the person behind the bombings not being caught…if your blood pressure didn’t rise when you pictured the manhunt from the inside….then maybe YOU need to be evaluated, sweetie. Of course, not caring about others is the MO of Liberals–maybe you’re just playing for the wrong team?

          • http://www.facebook.com/linda.wagman.1 Linda Wagman

            So, in other words, 9-11 didn’t bother you all that much.

          • weiner43

            I would HOPE our great FBI would have the proper training for adrenaline overdrive, but I suppose with you it would be a-okay for that same jerk to kick in your unlocked door!

          • Wes

            Where did you get the idea he has gone without sleep ,i haven’t read that anywhere ? It’s funny and the poor guy will never live it down.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        Your comparison between climbing a fence that need not be climbed and hazardously using your firearm is a textbook non sequitur.

      • weiner43

        Yes, that Murderer that shot the unarmed woman in the head holding a baby in her arms at Ruby Ridge, I guess that can be blamed on Adrenaline rush too! And I may add, that murderer was NEVER charged with murder either!

        • weiner43

          I will add those government police that burned to death 70+ women and children down in Waco, Texas, I suppose that was all on account of adrenaline rush too! And like Ruby Ridge, they were never prosecuted for murder either! That was all done under that good ol` boy Bill Clinton and his sidekick Janet Rino.

    • Jerry Mael

      He did not even check it for an IED or he would have seen it was unlocked.
      All of your heart wrenching remarks are never going to get me to presume that someone is guilty until proven innocent.

    • Paul Blair

      I’ve seen the victims of the endless, and one-upmanship in the kidding, end up with the guy launching himself out of his chair at the coffee table… ends up like in the school yard …all parties shaking hands and saying sorry.

    • Tyson Litz

      I sincerely doubt that short little fat tub-of-guts is “risking (his) life every day out there.” More likely a pencil pusher out of his element. Occam’s Razor, anyone?

  • Therese

    Hope he is the only man like that in the FBI. Let’s face it,…if this was a female agent in front of the gate, she would have been observant enough to see that the gate was unlocked and just quietly pushed the gate open. Men can be so ADD riddled at times. I give the other agents credit for not reacting to this stupidity. The little guy is lucky he didn’t puncture his manhood.

    • Jerry Mael

      You can hope in one hand crap in the other.. we know which will fill up, first.

    • Thomas Cake

      Yeah, it is humorous. But characterizing the guy as some kind of buffoon is just wrong. He probably had been up for 24hrs, looking for an armed lunatic with explosives. Probably had to climb over most of the fences he had encountered to that point. I think you should just say “thanks” and shut the fuck up!

    • TocksNedlog

      It’s too bad that you weren’t there to puncture it for him.

      • E Quilibrate

        Or simply swing the gate open while he was astride it.

  • Jeffrey Spence

    Typical gub’mint employee

    • Thomas Cake

      Fuck you and your preconceived notion of government employees!

      • misterdawg

        must be a overpaid government employee.

      • Wes

        The government would function way better without 75 % of you leeches.

      • E Quilibrate

        Would you then subscribe to the notion of:” Let ’em eat Cake?”

  • http://thetimedok.com/ scott taylor

    Maybe he is an Aggie…

  • http://www.facebook.com/allen1755 Allen Smith

    As an expolice officer of 11 years, I can without a doubt tell you that this guy is going to catch hell from his brothers in blue…for quite some time! They will never let him live this down. LOL. Im only sad that I have to miss the ribbing. LOL

  • DurkaDurka

    Asians always make me laugh. I can’t wait for his follow-up video called “Driving to the store”.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll
  • InvictusLux

    The man was trying to snag himself a disability and infertility leave furlough…

  • Jerry Mael

    Jackie Chan Fail

    • Diane Stephan

      I spit my soda out. LMAO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Kamber/1647210765 David Kamber

    Is that Jackie Chan¿¿? HA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/100000112736669 Herman Vogel

    This is what we have in the FBI…as I was told when I was in Law Enforcement…They are Armed Paper shufflers. Nothing more, you have to have a degree in Accounting to be an agent. In effect, you CPA could be one. And we have to live our live in fear of Accountants,…sad, huh.

  • [email protected]

    he’ll probably get the Bronze Star for service above & beyond the call of duty!

  • tacticomp

    “SPECIAL” agent

  • Thomas Cake

    I would like to say thanks to this man along with all his law enforcement colleagues for risking their necks to catch this animal. Humorous, yes. Indicative of intelligence, no. This man had to go through hell to even become an FBI field agent. I wonder how many of you smugg losers could even fill out the application for his job.

    • aliswell

      Relax. In these times a little levity is a welcome gift. I’ll bet even the young agent is laughing.

    • willbilson

      If I did, I wouldn’t misspell “smug”.

      • E Quilibrate

        That was a hell of a catch, Bill.

  • bidentime

    The other two are really really glad they didn’t follow him over.

  • Mark Riggan

    i am sure that this man will hear about this for a long time, and i am sure that his wife will use the video footage to affirm many arguments in the future

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.polenz James Polenz


  • Johnny Blade

    Rookie or on site supervisor? lol… Unless this was an active pursuit I say this shows at the least a failure in attention to detail.

  • GreatGrany5

    Maybe they need to add this little bit of info to their training manual “Push the button” to open the gate

  • Joyce Morris

    Must be the same agent who did the background check on the older brother that Russia requested.

  • Tom Anderson

    They get issued all the nifty toys. Someone should issue some common sense too. (HUMOR/SATIRE)

  • Diane Stephan

    FBI School for the Gifted.

  • swornsongs

    You know that guy behind him saw the gate swing open and whispered, “Thank you God!!!”

  • http://www.theretiredbabyboomer.net/ Dave

    I don’t know which “Die Hard” movie it was….”Ladies and Gentlemen, the F…B…I”

    • aegean1

      The first one. And I read that in Hans’ voice, actually.

  • Plains of Kansas

    He opens the gate with his own foot!!

  • JRH

    Might have watched if it didn’t require Vine. One app I deleted from my iPad within a week. Nothing worth seeing there.

  • M J Henry

    He’s lucky he didn’t get his cojones caught on that open gate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mparkhur Matthew Douglas Pressler

    Very unpatriotic.
    The fence I mean.

  • digitalPimple

    Note to twitchy team. Videos no longer showing on iPhone app. FYI. Missing completely.

    • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

      I couldn’t get it to work either, on my desk computer.

  • jwoop66

    glad these guys are protecting us…

  • James Rose

    I do feel for the guy. This video will follow him for the rest of his career.

  • sharinite

    Just think guys…hundreds of these were crawling all over the city “keeping” the citizens “sheltering (hiding)” under their beds safe?…scary!!

  • Tyson Litz

    Single-handed proof that an FBI badge doesn’t make you a genius? Even if you’re asian

  • http://www.TrollYoAss4Life.fr MacingFacing

    Two things. The struggle with his feet is priceless on the fence. Did anyone else notice how he walked off like he accomplished something. Yep…the good ol’ FBI.

  • Adam Johnson

    It’s the old joke all over again. An IRS agent shows up at a farm to audit the farmer. The agent says he wants to see for himself all the land and how much livestock, wheat, etc. he REALLY has. The farmer says “okay, but stay out of that field there”. The IRS agent says “See this badge? This badge says I’ll go wherever I damned well please”. The farmer shrugs and the agent jumps the fence and starts walking through the field. Suddenly the IRS agent screams and is running for the fence at full run. Just before the bull throws him 20 feet in the air, he hears the farmer holler “Show him your badge!!!”.

    Sometimes we’re so trained to react, that we don’t evaluate. Nice relief, and funny.

  • jbindy

    “Hut, hut, hut, hut, hut, hut, hut . . . “

  • Paul Torsiello

    Totally stupid, just shows where common sense again is a rare commodity

  • Mackie72

    So Curly jumps the fence, then Moe & Larry walk in.

  • jhny_777

    The gate has an electric opener and he did not want to wait.

  • misterdawg

    Looks like a agent from the Clinton administration, Wasn’t there a lot of Chinese employed by him?

  • Stephanie Culp

    idk, it looks like the lock bent and he snapped it when he jumped off

  • CombatDiver

    Kind of Like the CNN or MSNBC reporter on scene of some major flood who was paddling around the streets in a canoe while talking about the worst flood in 7 billion years and two dudes walk by her and the water is only ankle deep.

  • KnowYourRightsFool

    I thought that was Ken Jeong! Funny stuff!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003376721 Sheldon Cooper

    He looks like the naked Asian guy from The Hangover.

  • http://twitter.com/AmericnElephant American Elephant


  • sonicmoon

    A central planned gov’t and restricting arms to the law enforcement of the nation… because “only they are professionals and know what is best for the people and how to protect them better than they can protect themselves.” Hubris and BS.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    When I was a kid I was late for football practice so I hopped a larger, wrought iron gate with those spikes on top of it.

  • BoltUp

    Action riveting enough for an episode of “Dangeresque”… “Looks like we’ll have to jump!”

  • Brad

    Should have posted this under the “entertainment” link! :-)

  • gregg

    Maybe there something like a Darwin award we could issue.

  • tacticomp

    Special (needs) Agent!