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Fazor
2007-Jun-25, 08:00 PM
Thought I'd start a thread for these stories that are, well, you saw the title. Sometimes I wonder about the accuracy of these types of stories (who am I kidding? I always wonder about the accuracy of anything put out there by the news media). But they still make for fun reads. Anyway, without further adu, here's my first nomination:

People get peircings everywhere now'a'days (http://www.wpbf.com/news/13562345/detail.html?qs=1;bp=t).


According to police reports, investigators responded to the corner of North Pennock Lane and Cheyenne Street in Jupiter around 8:36 p.m. Saturday after receiving reports of a reckless driver in the area. Police said residents called reporting a dark colored pickup truck driving in circles across lawns, sidewalks and the street.

According to the report, police found Carlos Parnell Lopez, 18, slumped behind the wheel of a blue Dodge pickup truck at the scene. Police said a metal rod approximately 5-feet long had pierced through Lopez's forehead and was protruding from the back of his skull.

Ouch. Sounds like someone's glamourous gangsta life isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Maha Vailo
2007-Jun-25, 09:35 PM
That boy's lucky to be alive.

Assuming this fellow survives, what kind of lasting damage would an injury of that magnitude leave a person with?

- Maha "ouch!" Vailo

01101001
2007-Jun-25, 09:51 PM
Assuming this fellow survives, what kind of lasting damage would an injury of that magnitude leave a person with?


It could be minor, if tissue was pushed aside rather than torn.

Can't help but think of the classic Phineas Gage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage) (whose frontal lobes were damaged, changing his personality).

mugaliens
2007-Jun-25, 10:01 PM
I recall a Discovery Channel broadcast on Phineas. Quite interesting. Didn't it involve dynamite and some steel or iron rods lying next to the dynamite?

Noclevername
2007-Jun-25, 10:21 PM
I recall a Discovery Channel broadcast on Phineas. Quite interesting. Didn't it involve dynamite and some steel or iron rods lying next to the dynamite?

A tamping rod. They packed black powder into blasting holes with an iron rod. Not the safest practice in the world.

Tog
2007-Jun-26, 07:12 AM
Some people are just freaky lucky when it comes to that sort of thing. There was a construction worker here in Salt Lake many years ago (1983?) that fell off of the building and landed (3rd or 4th story I think), feet down, on an 8 foot length of rebar which held vertical in some concrete. The bar entered his body at the-- umm junction of the legs and came out through the gap in one collar bone; left one I think. It somehow missed every vital organ and broke no bones. They cut it off at the base, pulled it out, and he went on to make a full recovery. I've looked for the story, but I think it may be too old to have a home on the web.

Ronald Brak
2007-Jun-26, 08:36 AM
When my friend's car brakes caught on fire while he was driving down a steep mountain he said it was because his ex girlfriend had cast an evil spell upon his car. His explanation was certainly stranger than friction.

Noclevername
2007-Jun-26, 03:31 PM
Thought I'd start a thread for these stories that are, well, you saw the title.

Most of what's on the evening news every day seems stranger than fiction. In fact it seems downright surreal. But most of it's political, so :silenced:.

NEOWatcher
2007-Jun-26, 07:56 PM
Sometimes stranger than fiction is more like "likely story".
Man Says He Shot Wife, Mistook Her For Intruder (http://www.newsnet5.com/news/13573772/detail.html)


Josh Daniels, 36, said he was asleep Monday night, heard a loud noise and grabbed a loaded 12-gauge shotgun from the corner of his bedroom.

Seperate beds? :think:

Fazor
2007-Jun-26, 07:57 PM
Here's one that kinda made me laugh.
Man survives 200 ft fall from cliff (http://www.kptv.com/news/13568420/detail.html?qs=1;bp=t)

ESTACADA, Ore. -- Clackamas County search and rescue teams responded Monday to a report of a man who fell an estimated 200 feet from a cliff along the Clackamas River.

An American Medical Response crew was responding to an unrelated medical call in the area when they were flagged down by Harris, who informed them of the estimated 200-foot fall, which occurred near milepost 24 of Highway 224, east of Estacada.
So amazing enough, no? But it's not like stuff like this doesn't happen from time to time. He should just legally change his name to Wile E. Coyotee and get on with his life. But then the end of the article had this little gem tacked on to it, referring to the friend who flagged down help.

Deputies said they later determined that Harris was wanted on theft charges in Salem.
He was arrested and taken to the Clackamas County jail.
In law enforcement, it's always nice when the criminals come to you instead of vise versa; it's less work.

Window Washer
2007-Jun-26, 07:59 PM
Sounds like you people are reading some pretty dull fiction.

Tog
2007-Jun-26, 08:27 PM
In law enforcement, it's always nice when the criminals come to you instead of vise versa; it's less work.

We had a guy at a gas station trying to buy beer without his ID one night. The clerk refused to sell it, so the guy asked the cop to run his name for proof of age. The clerk said that would do. Turns out the guy had an outstanding warrant.

Fazor
2007-Jun-26, 08:39 PM
We had a guy at a gas station trying to buy beer without his ID one night. The clerk refused to sell it, so the guy asked the cop to run his name for proof of age. The clerk said that would do. Turns out the guy had an outstanding warrant.

My favorite was the guy who reported for a Peace Officer job examination in Green Bay (IIRC), only to be arrested at the station when they discovered he had 7+ outstanding warrents in at least three other states.

Noclevername
2007-Jun-26, 09:30 PM
This sounds like something for the dumb criminals (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=51807) thread.

NEOWatcher
2007-Jun-27, 05:11 PM
Husband's splitting headache turns out to be a bullet (http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=70299)



Michael Moylan woke up early Tuesday morning and thought he had suffered an aneurysm or that his wife had elbowed him in his sleep.

April Moylan eventually told authorities she accidentally shot her husband.



Nothing, Dear...go back to sleep. :lol:

NEOWatcher
2007-Jun-27, 08:09 PM
Oh; it's getting worse. Get a "load" of the headline for it on MSNBC...
Headache mystery solved by a bullet (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19460315/from/RS.3/)
Kind of makes it sound like they solved the problem by using a bullet.



“The nurse looked at him and said, ‘It appears that you’ve been shot,”’ [...] “And he said, ‘No way.”’

:lol:

I wonder why she didn't just finish the job?


The wife, April Moylan, fled the emergency room when the bullet was discovered but later told deputies she had accidentally shot her husband as he slept early on Tuesday

Maksutov
2007-Jun-28, 10:45 AM
When my friend's car brakes caught on fire while he was driving down a steep mountain he said it was because his ex girlfriend had cast an evil spell upon his car. His explanation was certainly stranger than friction.Good one!

I always wanted to write a book with the title

Tribology: Where Truth Is Stranger Than Friction!

NEOWatcher
2007-Jul-03, 03:08 PM
What a terrible way to go...
Five dead in farming accident (http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=70564)


Tragedy on a Virginia dairy farm, as four members of a Mennonite family died trying to rescue a farmhand and each other from a manure pit.

Redrum
2007-Jul-03, 03:16 PM
Yo!

NEOWatcher
2007-Jul-09, 07:03 PM
Bank Robber Disguises Self As Tree (http://www.newsnet5.com/news/13646742/detail.html)

I couldn't leaf this one alone. They even have video from the branch of the branches.

Noclevername
2007-Jul-09, 07:25 PM
Bank Robber Disguises Self As Tree (http://www.newsnet5.com/news/13646742/detail.html)

I couldn't leaf this one alone. They even have video from the branch of the branches.


He should've just stuck pencils, paper and coffee cups all over him and gone as a desk. Much less conspicouous in a bank.

Or he could've duct taped the other bank patrons to himself and pretended he was a crowd.
:lol:

NEOWatcher
2007-Jul-10, 04:18 PM
Catholic School Opens Gates To Hell Boy (http://www.myfoxcleveland.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=3720057&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.8.1)

The Hell family says it may tell a Catholic school in Australia where to go after it objected to enrolling their son because of his name.

Ok; if the kid is getting teased in a public school, imagine what he would get at a Catholic school. :rolleyes:


The Catholic school supported a plan to enroll Max using his mother's maiden name, Wembridge, but then withdrew its invitation when the parents changed their minds about the name, Hell said.
So; they are upset at the school because of their own decision to change the agreement? :think:


Hell said he had Austrian heritage and that the name means "bright."
So; how about considering a name change to something like Klar if this is going to be such a problem outside of a German speaking area?

Fazor
2007-Jul-10, 04:26 PM
Because, making every one else in the world change thier standards to taylor to your own personal needs is what living is all about, apparently :rolleyes:

I understand that it's your name, and that you wouldn't want to change it, but you can't be upset with the school for not wanting to enroll him, simply because of what the name means in Catholic context. I wouldn't expect them to enroll a student named Lucifer B. Elzibub either.

NEOWatcher
2007-Jul-10, 04:37 PM
I guess it could be worse... they could be the kind of parents that would have stuck there kids with names like Gunta, or Gerda as a combination.

Whirlpool
2007-Jul-11, 07:01 AM
Ouch!Ouch!Ouch!


I'm having a headache.

:wall:

mike alexander
2007-Jul-12, 07:17 PM
My brother went to high school with a fellow named George DeGeorge. Not making it up.

NEOWatcher
2015-Aug-25, 10:05 PM
And now, 8 years later, I have another entry.

Woman beats airline security ban by chugging whole bottle of booze (http://www.19actionnews.com/story/29875112/woman-beats-airline-security-ban-by-chugging-whole-bottle-of-booze)
Yep; She got through security, and that was as far as she got.

I guess the thought of someone else having her full bottle of liquor could be what she was thinking. But; really? She didn't understand what the effects would be?