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(WFTV Orlando)   Bad: Robbing a salvage yard for $20 street-value junk. Worse: An airbag deploys and launches a tire in your face. Worst: While out cold with a tread tattoo, your associates run to get help, who calls the cops on you   (wftv.com) divider line 36
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2006-07-10 08:57:54 AM
Who's on first?
 
2006-07-10 08:58:34 AM
I'm tyred of these scrappy Florida articles.
 
2006-07-10 09:00:10 AM
""""I'm tyred of these scrappy Florida articles.

I Agree Bonno !

Enough Said
 
2006-07-10 09:00:15 AM
These headlines are as old as Fred Salvage.
 
2006-07-10 09:03:59 AM
"Hours later"???

Great friends, I say...

/The pun police is after all of you!!!!!!
 
2006-07-10 09:05:37 AM
They were burglarizing the place, not "robbing" it. Geeeez, what idiots reporters...
 
2006-07-10 09:05:55 AM
Worst: subject/verb disagreement in headline.
 
2006-07-10 09:06:01 AM
Go Florida Go

How come these things only happen in the States?
 
2006-07-10 09:07:04 AM
Damn, I was kinda hoping the worse scenario had something to do with a passed out thief and a very hungry junk yard dog. Oh well.
 
2006-07-10 09:07:19 AM
Was he at least able to salvage his pride?

/nothin'
 
2006-07-10 09:07:49 AM
bonno FTW.
 
2006-07-10 09:15:07 AM
And I thought the headline was taking the psi...
 
2006-07-10 09:17:39 AM
... with a better headline.
 
2006-07-10 09:33:51 AM
www.bullz-eye.com
 
2006-07-10 10:05:30 AM
I wonder if there is a lawsuit in someones future about the hazrderous conditions in the yard. I am sure the poor criminal will find a lawyer to take his case.
 
2006-07-10 10:09:24 AM
I dunno...who?
 
2006-07-10 10:12:13 AM
Loki-L: I am sure the poor criminal will find a lawyer to take his case.

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2006-07-10 10:13:29 AM
I sure hope Mr. Panderodich had on clean underwear; his mother would be so ashamed otherwise.
 
2006-07-10 10:24:19 AM
This happens all the time where I work. We have a rather hilarious security camera video of 4 "thieves" attempting to take starters and torque converters from transmissions. Starters are very dense and heavy. The first 2 dumb guys loaded a wheeled trash can up to the top with starters (from our "bad" pile, by the way) and tried to move it. This thing had to weigh at least 600 pounds at this point, and the sides were sagging. the guys do a sort of awkward dance around the can, moving it about 5 feet into the road in front of the office, then the can collapses, spilling starters everywhere. The noise of the starters spilling scares the doofuses who were over in the transmission area plucking torque converters from transmissions. They take off running, knocking over the box of torque converters they were filling. This noise, in turn, scares the starter thieves, who ALSO run off empty- handed. When we came in the next morning, cleanup was a pain in the ass, but we did have fun watching the video. The audio of it was pretty good, too. Especially when you have the starter guys saying their names.

A side note: the thieves had no clue what they were doing. They knew bad starters had a "core value" if they sell them to core buyers, who then sell them to rebuilders. however, they were choosing the biggest starters- old direct- drive GM and Ford starters from the early 90s and back, while ignoring the smaller, modern gear- reduction starters that newer cars have. Rebuilders don't really need more old direct- drive starters- there's not that many of those cars on the road anymore, and they have access to far many more cores for those than they will ever need. as a result, they pay a lot less for those cores. The torque converter guys were dumbasses, too- totally random in picking out which ones to take. they would have made off with about 4 or 5 high- value ones had they succeeded. That's out of about 50 that they removed from the transmissions they were raiding.

Oh, and air bags don't just go off on their own. they need a source of power in order to deploy. You also don't find valuable air bags lying outside under a pile of old tires I have a feeling that this was a deliberately- set security system. Take an older airbag, (early 90s Chrysler airbags have zero value, as most of those cars are off the road, and the ones that are aren't worth fixing if they're hit hard enough to deploy the airbag) wire it to an old car battery with a switch of some sort to complete the circuit, set the switch so that it's somehow tripped by someone walking through the vicinity of the trap, and voila! tire tattoos for all!
 
2006-07-10 10:25:11 AM
I donno, This sounds like there was a trap. How would an airbag go off with no power. Still don't feel bad for him.

/Have played with airbags
 
2006-07-10 10:26:02 AM
Loki-L: I wonder if there is a lawsuit in someones future about the hazrderous conditions in the yard. I am sure the poor criminal will find a lawyer to take his case.
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We've been sued by screwoffs who hurt themselves by being where they aren't supposed to be. So far, they've been laughed out of court by the judge.
 
2006-07-10 10:28:48 AM
The salvage yard owner, Brook Kitchen

... cooks up a mean stew.

/ got nothin
 
2006-07-10 10:38:37 AM
In addition to the bad writing already mentioned:

"They said the men could face more charges of Panderodich failed to survive."

How about died? What are journalism schools teaching these days? If he survives will they say he failed to die? Sheesh.
 
2006-07-10 10:44:19 AM
"How come these things only happen in the States?"
Not true, there are rednecks all over.
 
2006-07-10 10:44:57 AM
Greek: A side note: the thieves had no clue what they were doing.

I guess auto part thieves are far less sophisticated than drug theives. When my grandfather's drug store was burglarized, they clipped the alarm system and went straight for the good stuff. They knew exactly what to take and left everything else. That was probably 20 years ago; the site is now a Kwik Trip after grandpa retired.
 
2006-07-10 10:49:30 AM
In florida they use charges of Panderodich to scare away roving packs of manatees and to blow holes in the everglades so they can build more tract housing.

Failure to survive is a big problem in Florida. Studies have determined that nearly all deaths in the last year were caused ,at least in part, by a failure to survive. Some officials believe that manatees may be to blame.
 
2006-07-10 11:41:23 AM
Are these manatees you speak of....
...huge?
 
2006-07-10 12:10:33 PM
Head lines. Funny.
 
2006-07-10 01:05:59 PM
We've demonstrated air bag deployments to people in the insurance industry and I can reinforce what others said by saying air bags don't just deploy on their own.
 
2006-07-10 01:28:52 PM
Somewhere, a junkyard owner is chuckling to himself that those damn kids hit his f%rst post trap.
 
2006-07-10 01:29:27 PM
Sometimes the filter will fire, sometimes it will not.

/dammit. "Booby" trap.
 
2006-07-10 02:30:39 PM
I've always felt that WFTV was missing a "T".
 
2006-07-10 02:41:30 PM
You people are missing the golden nugget embedded in the bottom of the article.

They're not going to face additional charges if he died, they're going to face additonal charges if he only "failed to survive."

Oh look at all the possible wonderful uses for this verbage!

"several whiny European nations today expressed outrage after learning several detainees at Guantanamo Bay failed to survive."

"and in local news, a suspect failed to survive after being subdued by police with six gunshots to the chest and legs."

Oh so many uses for this phrase!
 
2006-07-10 03:09:42 PM
I guess the robber and his associates has had a "tense disagreement".
 
2006-07-10 04:06:11 PM
Oznog:

You people are missing the golden nugget embedded in the bottom of the article.

They're not going to face additional charges if he died, they're going to face additonal charges if he only "failed to survive."


Nope, I didn't miss it. Scroll up a few posts.
 
2006-07-10 06:19:24 PM
Nobody likes a lousy snitch.
 
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