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(Some Guy)   Someone steals tractor-trailer full of Coca-Cola in Alabama and drives it to Atlanta, which seems a bit like stealing ice in Arizona and hoping to sell it in Iqaluit   (nbc13.com) divider line 53
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2006-06-01 05:33:57 PM  
(N)ice Header!
 
2006-06-01 05:54:33 PM  
i9.photobucket.com


In Hot Pursuit
 
2006-06-01 05:54:36 PM  
I just spent thirty minutes working on a headline for the same story, but I like the submitter's. Good job.

Now on to the story. Who in their right mind would take the time to unhook a trailer, steal it and drive 100 miles, and unload the trailer...for $9000 worth of Coke?

/In 1966 the slogan for Coca Cola was "Coke...After Coke...After Coke" . Seems appropriate in this case.
 
2006-06-01 06:30:20 PM  
Well, they're thirsty in Atlanta / And there's Coke in Alabama / And we'll bring it back, no matter what it takes....
 
2006-06-01 06:39:21 PM  
Maybe they're trying to teach the world to sing...?
 
2006-06-01 07:01:55 PM  
"The fust thing I'm gunna do when i git home is punch yo'mamma inna mouf."
 
2006-06-01 09:39:38 PM  
ok, how the hell did iqaluit, nunavut come up twice in my day? really, what are the freaking odds?
 
2006-06-01 09:41:33 PM  
Only in the South.
 
2006-06-01 09:42:25 PM  
HAnniston police said someone detached the trailer from the cab and the truck driver drove off without noticing.

The driver came back an hour later for the trailer, but it was gone.


How in gods name do you drive for half an hour without noticing your trailer is gone???
 
2006-06-01 09:43:05 PM  
Or was it more like rain?
On your wedding day?
 
2006-06-01 09:46:22 PM  
Jin Verde: Only in the South.

Whats you ben meaning wit dem words you ben puttin on da screen?

BizarreRecords: How in gods name do you drive for half an hour without noticing your trailer is gone???

You check it every 30 minutes?
 
2006-06-01 09:48:09 PM  
Iqua-what now...?
 
2006-06-01 09:49:17 PM  
JohnnyDanger

iqaluit is the capitol of nunavut in northern canada and until this morning i had never heard of it either.
 
2006-06-01 09:52:53 PM  
being in AZ right now where it is 113 on the wonderful west coast of AZ, great headline submitter
 
2006-06-01 09:53:25 PM  
I'm TDY in Anniston right now, leaving tomorrow AM. So long, suckers!

/got nuthin
 
2006-06-01 09:54:34 PM  
Jin Verde
Only in the South.

Wha??? They don't have coke and theft in the North?
 
KNW
2006-06-01 09:54:40 PM  
I was wondering just how many people got that joke. :)
Could be worse, like stealing pot in Cali and trying to sell it in Kamloops.
 
2006-06-01 09:55:28 PM  
ImJustaTroll

Ima meanin' theyat only a goddang fool from Bama would try ta sell pine straw in Gawgia. ;-)
 
2006-06-01 09:58:33 PM  
BizarreRecords

In the North you drink beer while watching 'American Idol' with your mama. Then try to kill her with a cross on a bicycle chain when she says Hicks is gonna win. ;-)
 
2006-06-01 10:08:11 PM  
hired_goons: JohnnyDanger

iqaluit is the capitol of nunavut in northern canada and until this morning i had never heard of it either.


Here is a picture of some of Iqualuit coming in for a landing (took a flight to Yellowknife November 2003 and landed there for about an hour). The building on the left I believe is the hotel.
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Here is a picture I took of my coworker at the airport and its multitude of gates (2)
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On a side note, here was our next stop: Me in Rankin Inlet
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/One of my most interesting trips and truly enjoyed it
//Thanks to Imageshack for hostage privileges.
 
2006-06-01 10:14:08 PM  
BizarreRecords:
How in gods name do you drive for half an hour without noticing your trailer is gone???
You don't. There's something missing to this story.

\It's real obvious in the mirrors.
\\Shifting completely changes, too.
 
2006-06-01 10:27:02 PM  
Iqaluit? I'm having Nunavut.
 
2006-06-01 10:29:30 PM  
I prefer to steal coal from London and carry it to Newcastle, myself.
 
2006-06-01 10:47:06 PM  
I'm buying a beer for the gent what came up with Iqualuit.
Most of us 'Mericans couldn't hit Nunavut on a map with a dart at 3 feet.
(On the 'unlikely sales' front: I once sold voicemail to a deaf guy, through one of those TTY operators, when I worked for the phone company.)
 
2006-06-01 10:50:38 PM  
In case anyone doesn't get it, Atlanta is the headquarters of Coca-Cola.
 
2006-06-01 10:57:15 PM  
I didn't know Dennis Miller was a Farker.
 
2006-06-01 11:05:32 PM  
lily_j - you owe me one laptop please

/and some beer
//and a dog
 
2006-06-01 11:17:49 PM  
Kyosuke: BizarreRecords:

How in gods name do you drive for half an hour without noticing your trailer is gone???

You don't. There's something missing to this story.


Well.. Around here (Cincy Coca Cola bottling plant) most of the trucks are tandem, perhaps it was a tandem and he took the back one?

/Didn't RTFA
 
2006-06-01 11:18:13 PM  
Coals to Newcastle?
 
2006-06-01 11:31:30 PM  
Hey, they said it couldn't be done.
 
2006-06-01 11:56:09 PM  
www.tbubba.com

Bubba - Let me tell ya! We told this guy we could get our hands on a whole truck fulla coke, and that there dumb sumbiatch offer'd us 2 MILLION SMACKERS fur it! HOOOOOOOWEE! WHAT A MOW RON!

Goober - Hehe, yeah, we even drunk sum of it on the way.
 
2006-06-02 12:08:24 AM  
Kyosuke: i was thinkin the same thing...
Shadow Blasko: the shifting and weight balance would be way off. the fith wheel is normal control by a hydrolic slide, that can shift the weight forward or back, depending on the load.... the guys either on meth, or had a hand in it.
/trucks like their speed and coke...
 
2006-06-02 12:12:01 AM  
Jin Verde: Only in the South.

Yep, people can drive from Alabama to Georgia only in the south. Genius.
 
2006-06-02 12:12:06 AM  
Shadow Blasko:
Well.. Around here (Cincy Coca Cola bottling plant) most of the trucks are tandem, perhaps it was a tandem and he took the back one?
Ahh, good point. I hadn't thought of that.

\of course, you'd think a tandem driver would be MOST likely to do a proper walk-around.
\\if nothing else, the landing gear on the trailer would be touching the ground. That would be very easy to spot, even casually.
 
2006-06-02 12:14:01 AM  
DanRankin: the shifting and weight balance would be way off. the fith wheel is normal control by a hydrolic slide, that can shift the weight forward or back, depending on the load....

I wish I could find a pic of the local ones... The rear trailer is just a hook/eye/lock style rigging. No 5th wheel.
 
2006-06-02 12:20:03 AM  
...which seems a bit like stealing ice in Arizona and hoping to sell it in Iqaluit



which seems like carrying coals to Newcastle.



I fixed your headline. You're welcome.

 
2006-06-02 12:31:59 AM  
ok it's like a pup trailer then, however, it still a shift in weight. the trucker should notice even if he's still new... some one also made a good point on the landing legs. i'll ask my old man, but the fith wheel on the back of the first trailer, is still called a fith wheel, thought i could be wrong, my old man isnt here to ask (i'm in africa) the hydrolic set i was talking about is as much for the drivers comfort, as it tire wear and what not. those rig's are pretty damn bounce when the weight isnt set just right.
 
2006-06-02 02:01:39 AM  
"What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law."
 
2006-06-02 02:20:38 AM  
Now is that $9000 figure retail, wholesale, or Drugbust Dollars(TM)?
 
2006-06-02 02:22:14 AM  
Idiot. Every bottle has the name of the bottler, it's not like they won't be able to tell from the hundreds of bottles sold assuming they sell.... at least SOMEONE would report it.
 
2006-06-02 02:44:26 AM  

Someone steals tractor-trailer full of Coca-Cola in Alabama and drives it to Atlanta, which seems a bit like stealing ice in Arizona and hoping to sell it in Iqaluit

Or coal to Newcastle...

Sand to Arabia...

Owls to Athens...

/extra points to whomever get the last reference
//not holding my breath

 
2006-06-02 03:05:13 AM  
How did he drive off without noticing? Maybe it was *smirk* Coke ZERO

*rimshot*

/that was em-bare-ass-ing...
 
2006-06-02 03:17:16 AM  
I would have gone with Anchorhead, but whatever.
 
2006-06-02 03:20:18 AM  
...semen to Aulus' mother...
 
2006-06-02 03:22:19 AM  
Aulus

Is that Aristophanes' The Birds?
 
2006-06-02 06:31:28 AM  
Well they said it couldn't be done.

/The boys are thirsty in Atlanta, and there's coke in Alabama...SING ALONG!!!
//Loves that movie
///10-4 and out, east bound and down
 
2006-06-02 08:45:09 AM  
id10ts

Voicemail to a deaf person?!? You, sir, have no soul.

/methinks the driver was in on it.
//If so, is it worth a split of $9k to give up your job?
 
2006-06-02 10:06:32 AM  
"In case anyone doesn't get it, Atlanta is the headquarters of Coca-Cola"

True, but it was actually invented by Dr Pemberton in my old town of COLUMBUS, GEORGIA!

meh, columbus has to lay claim to sumthin'
 
2006-06-02 10:08:27 AM  
I say, you northern agitators always come down to my beloved home of Alabama and try to swirl up mess about our Coca-Cola thefts. I think some of you yankees are just jealous because we don't call it 'pop'.

F.Y.I.: It's common practice to take stolen goods to Atlanta to pawn/sell them from Alabama. Harder to trace and you get more cash. Atlanta also still accepts all our confederate cash.
 
2006-06-02 10:23:35 AM  
grendelson138: Atlanta also still accepts all our confederate cash.

Quiet, man, or The Fed will catch on to our confederate money laundering scheme.
 
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