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Candy
2005-Mar-01, 01:04 PM
Prank Shuts U.S.-Canadian Border for Hours (http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050301&cat=strange&st=stranged88htv3 00&src=ap)


A practical joke shut down U.S.-Canadian border crossing for nearly four hours just as the weekend was getting under way. A 42-year-old man was stopped at the border around 4:40 p.m. Friday.

During an inspection of his vehicle, "a crude device thought to be an explosive" was found under a seat, Corporal Dale Carr of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a news release.

The inspection area and a duty-free shop were immediately evacuated, spokeswoman Paula Shore with the Canadian Border Services Agency said. The RCMP closed southbound Highway 13, and, at Canada's request, U.S. officials closed their side of the border to vehicles northbound on Highway 539.

Turns out the man's co-workers in Olympia had put ball bearings into a metal tube and crimped the ends. They placed the device in his vehicle to annoy him, the idea being that "it would create a rattle that the driver would find difficult to locate," he said.
Oh, now thatís just mean. 8-[

Messenger
2005-Mar-01, 03:34 PM
Under a seat? How hard is it to find that?

Now, before he left town with his new wife for their honeymoon, a bunch of guys put a dead fish on the engine of my brother's car. Now, that was difficult to locate. Plus, after a few miles in the August heat, it produced alot more than "an annoying rattle." :)

Gillianren
2005-Mar-01, 06:05 PM
on behalf of the people of Olympia, we're sorry. we thought it was funny.

Candy
2005-Mar-02, 01:49 AM
on behalf of the people of Olympia, we're sorry. we thought it was funny.
It was a hoot! :lol:

If you see anymore follow-up stories to this, will you post it? :D

Maksutov
2005-Mar-02, 03:49 AM
Under a seat? How hard is it to find that?

Now, before he left town with his new wife for their honeymoon, a bunch of guys put a dead fish on the engine of my brother's car. Now, that was difficult to locate. Plus, after a few miles in the August heat, it produced alot more than "an annoying rattle." :)
When my best friend got married, we modified his honeymoon vehicle such that the start of his incarceration would a memorable one. First we placed a number of stones inside his car's hubcaps. Then we coated the engine's exhaust manifold with beef liver. Finally we placed a few frozen food items in strategic places inside the passenger compartment.

Later reports indicated he and his bride were about ten miles outside Gunnison, CO (the site of the sentencing) when they pulled into a service station to have the car checked out. Funny, to this day, none of the members of the "send off" committee have ever been thanked for the great job we did! :)

Enzp
2005-Mar-02, 04:02 AM
Cars are so much fun to booby trap. They used to make little fireworks you could connect to a spark plug wire so they would go off under the hood when the car was started.

We used to pick on one guy at the shop. Once we wired his horn to the brake lights. It was great. An unexpected added bonus was that when he turned on the emergency flashers, that blew the horn too.

But a better gag was when we took the tube off the windshield wiper squirter and ran it through his firewall and taped it under the steering wheel. We then waited patiently for the first rainy day. Unfortunately it was sunny all week. But the following Monday he reported to us that he had loaned his car to his sister over the weekend and she had complained that every time she used the wipers, her lap got wet.

Jim
2005-Mar-02, 03:31 PM
Stones in the hubcaps, fish on the engine... amateurs.

A group of us took the groom out for his bachelor party the night before the wedding. After we'd gotten him smashed, he passed out. We took advantage of his state to afix a large padlock around his nether regions.

The next day, he asked - nay, begged us for the key. Instead, we gave it to his bride at the reception, telling her to hold on to it because she'd need it later.

(He complained to us afterward that his pre-wedding shower had gotten water in the padlock, making it difficult to open that night. That's when we started calling him Rusty.)

Doodler
2005-Mar-02, 04:18 PM
Our best one was a bit of shock therapy for a technophiliac friend of mine. He was dead set on wanting to take his laptop on his Carribean honeymoon, which his bride to be was dead set against. The day of the wedding, we pulled a stealth swap and stole two books from the Groom's Room library about the size and shape of the lap top, slipped them in the case and stuck the laptop in his brother's car. I never did hear whether the laptop made it to the islands or not.

AstroRockHunter
2005-Mar-02, 07:32 PM
Back in the days before electronic ignitions, a couple of friends and I, after being totally irratated by some moron, placed the normally closed contacts of a relay in the ignition coil ground wire. We then wired the relay coil to the headlights and hid the assembly in the transmission well.

He didn't do much driving after dark.