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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jim101, Jun 26, 2007.

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  1. Jim101

    Jim101 Active Member

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A motorist in Orange County who stopped near a road to urinate lost his car when he forgot to put the parking brake on, allowing the vehicle to roll into a pond and sink to the bottom, according to fire officials.


    Authorities said the driver of a Toyota Echo was traveling along the 417 early Tuesday when he decided to stop and relieve himself.


    However, in his hurry to urinate, he forgot to put the car in park, the report said.


    Seconds later, the man watched as his car rolled down a hill and into a dark pond near Boggy Creek. Orlando's dive team put six people in the pond but were not able to find the car, the Local 6 report said.


    The fire chief said he feels bad for the driver. "It could happen to any one of us," Orlando fire Chief Ian Davis said. "He waited a little too long to use the bathroom and thought this was a good spot and it turned out to be not so good."


    Davis said the dive team will resume its search for the vehicle later Tuesday.
     
  2. lumper

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    It would be an even worse day if the cops give him a ticket for public urination as well.
     
  3. rooferbob

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    Must be one hell of a pond if 6 divers can't find a car in there!
     
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    I did'nt think there was a pond in Florida that was over 6 feet deep!
     
  5. Hauxfan

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    Shazaam..........Maybe if he hadn't of peed so much, they would have found that car......lol He must have really had to go...
    Hauxfan!
     
  6. recurvyarcher

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    They have industrial-stength gators down there. See if any of them are burping up gas fumes...
     
  7. flylta

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    That's why you always have an empty big gulp cup in the car. Then you don't even have to stop.
     
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    Talk about getting pissed-off about taking one.
    Don
     
  9. shotgunfun

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    LOL........thanks so much for the laugh today guys. My day has been improved.
    Lorna
     
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    Sorry but I'm having a hard time believing that story. Assuming that the first part is true, and it surely can be, the car might get up to 5mph unless it was on a steep hill. Then assuming that the pond had a slopped bottom, the car could not have gone in more then a few feet before the engine and exhaust were submerged. Under perfect conditions this car could not have gone into the pond more then 10 to 12 feet nor more then 3-5 feet deep before the engine died. But I’m guessing that most ponds will have a muddy bottom and extensive plant life on the banks, so it’s more then likely in this type of mishap the car would have gotten stuck within a couple of feet of the edge. In fact I’d be willing to bet that this guy couldn’t have intentionally driven that little thing far enough into a pond to totally sink it. Unless he drove it off the end of a dock that is.
     
  11. Jim101

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    CD, The article is from one of the newspapers in that area of florida.


    Jim
     
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    Here is a link to the story and some pictures .
     
  13. jnoemanh

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    Almost as funny as a shooter here last week. He'd had a problem with his Rem 1100, stripped threads on the mag tube or cap, so he monkey rigged some sort of repair with a bolt through the cap. First time he fired it parts went everywhere - cap, forend, barrel, mag spring and retainer and I think some other parts. He crawled around on his hands and knees for 10 minutes looking for parts.
     
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