Aberrican Me: Ross Capicchioni

Aberrican Me: Ross Capicchioni

2011, Crime  -  Playlist 24 Comments
Ratings: 8.01/10 from 80 users.

Chernobyl HeartMade by The Berrics, a skateboard park owned by the skateboarders Steve (Ber)ra and E(ric) Koston.

The Aberrican Me series brings videos of pro skateboarders personal lives to light through interviews and reenactment.

In this particular episode, Ross Capicchioni is interviewed. When Ross was 17 year old, he was shot – to be killed – by his close friend.

He was then left to die in the outskirts of the city he lived in, Detroit. But through sheer determination and a will to survive, Ross would battle on for his dear life. This is his story.

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Organic Dolphin
3 years ago

I feel bad for what happened to him, I sincerely do. But it seems like he fabricated a lot of the story for clout and it has gotten too far to the point where he can’t go back.
He states that he was shot as a gang initiation, but open your eyes people! Gangs like loyalty. What kind of gang would take on a member that would turn on his friend of 10 years in the blink of an eye? Also, his classmates from high school note that he was heavily into selling drugs and that this was a drug deal gone wrong. He was not there to drop off a friend. He most likely owed money to the wrong person and paid the tough price.
To repeat myself, I find his survival story fascinating. However, I am disappointed to hear that the implications behind the story are likely false.

6 years ago

has anyone tried to fact check this story? there is nothing on this story but this video..

9 years ago

Just now hearing about this story, and knowing that this young man over came such a tragic thing is amazing, He is such a fighter, and he is now one of my main heroes. That "so called friend" honestly deserved death penalty because doing that at such a young age, and then going to court laughing and smiling about what he had done is such a disgusting thing. I'm so glad Ross came out with such a great outcome and he's alive. Hope he's still going strong. (:

11 years ago

i just cried watching that beautiful young man tell his story,and then felt so much pride for him that he continues livng,and can be so positive!I HOPE THE REST OF HIS LIFE IS WONDERFUL AND FILLED WITH HAPPINESS,AS HE TRULY DESERVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 years ago

The same thig happened to me. I wish I could overcome it as well as he did, but I look at the world differently now. I cant trust anymore.

Sean Finn
11 years ago

A human overcoming adversity is a wonderful thing.

11 years ago

Saw this on theberrics a while ago and was touched by the story. Skateboarders are very resilliant by nature. Keep rolllin Ross.

Vlatko there is another one (Aberrican Me) with a guy from British Columbia Canada named Dave Johnson. Another unbelievable story. He is a kind mannered and very talented guy, I have had the pleasure to skateboard with him on a number of occasions.

11 years ago

Good man Ross. There's a million ways to die and only one lifetime. Squeeze in as many as you can. Then get up and keep living. That's how I see it. But then I was a motorcycle courier.

11 years ago

I am in awe of this guy having watched this. His whole outlook on life. No self pity. Articulate and moving story. Wasn't quite the skater dude I was expecting.

11 years ago

the berrics is a great skateboarding institution here in la. great doc, great skater, and great company.

11 years ago

Wow! What doesn't kill you makes you Stronger..This young man has Heart..This was a good one very touching. I would show this to my young ones also to teach them what happens out here in these streets. How easy it can be to get caught up especially being around gang activity. And teach them to choose wisely who to hang out with or call them your friends. You never know what might happen Death Knows No Age. I am happy this young guy Lived to share His story....Peace

11 years ago

Very intense doc. for 15 minutes,Ross seems like a good kid,glad he made it...

11 years ago

this 15 minutes left me silent for a while, and then i noticed i was breathing fast....ouf! Powerfull