A new movie has electric companies warning parents and kids to “Don’t try this at home.”MidAmerican Energy spokesman Kevin Waetke says kids who try to imitate the movie “Like Mike” may end up in a real life version of the TV show “E-R”.The movie is about a 14-year-old boy who is struck by lightning while retrieving a pair of basketball shoes hanging on an electric line. The shoes become energized, allowing him to jump high and play basketball in the N-B-A with moves like Michael Jordon. Waetke says MidAmerican and other energy companies are urging parents to talk to their kids about the movie.Waetke says parents should tell kids not to climb on or around electric facilities, like transformers. Waetke says they don’t want kids to get caught up in the excitement of the movie.Waetke says he’s heard the movie is pretty good and kids may not realize it’s a fantasy, not reality. MidAmerican and other energy companies often run ads to educate kids about the dangers of power lines and electricity.
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