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2009-07-14 05:26:02 AM
Damn! It's getting to the point where you are no longer allowed to be a good neighbor. Honestly, calling the police because someone is mowing your lawn. What's next?
 
2009-07-14 06:50:06 AM
Bathia_Mapes: Damn! It's getting to the point where you are no longer allowed to be a good neighbor. Honestly, calling the police because someone is mowing your lawn. What's next?

The question I'd have that the article lacks is "Did he do a good job?" If somebody cut my grass for free, no matter how drunk they were I don't think I'd complain if they did it right.
 
2009-07-14 08:22:14 AM
Police said they found Goode just after 5:30 a.m. with the mower at the home.

So the guy was drunk and mowing before dawn?
 
2009-07-14 08:23:26 AM
nekom: The question I'd have that the article lacks is "Did he do a good job?" If somebody cut my grass for free, no matter how drunk they were I don't think I'd complain if they did it right.

But at 5:30 AM? I don't think I'd be happy being woke up that early after a long holiday week-end.
 
2009-07-14 08:23:42 AM
yes, he was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated...however, if he was on private property, I'm not sure how it works in Washington if the charges will stand.

Seems to me it would at least be a trespassing charge based on the article.
 
2009-07-14 08:53:33 AM
Burn_The_Plows: But at 5:30 AM? I don't think I'd be happy being woke up that early after a long holiday week-end.

True but on the other hand, it would mean you don't have grass to cut.
 
2009-07-14 09:05:02 AM
I will give this guy 20 bucks and a case of Yuengling to mow my back yard.
 
2009-07-14 09:35:31 AM
www.adrants.com
 
2009-07-14 10:47:46 AM
slayer199: yes, he was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated...however, if he was on private property, I'm not sure how it works in Washington if the charges will stand.

Seems to me it would at least be a trespassing charge based on the article.


Since the property owner called the police, I'm pretty sure the charges will stand.
 
2009-07-14 10:52:31 AM
slayer199: yes, he was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated...however, if he was on private property, I'm not sure how it works in Washington if the charges will stand.

Seems to me it would at least be a trespassing charge based on the article.


MADD is an incredibly powerful lobby and borderline batshiat crazy. Even their own founder stepped down because the organization has gotten out of control. In NJ, all the state has to prove is that you had intention of driving a motor vehicle (and here, even a motorized Razor scooter counts, so I would wager riding mowers would, too). So if you're caught drunk on private property--even your own--with keys in your pocket or in the vehicle, you get a DUI.
 
2009-07-14 12:12:05 PM
I'll see your neighbors and raise you a neighbor's.
 
2009-07-14 12:14:21 PM
I would buy this neighbor some beer and ask if he could in the future try to do it after dawn.
 
2009-07-14 12:15:44 PM
Looking for 'Get Off My Lawn' pics...

/left disappointed
 
2009-07-14 12:16:10 PM
Bathia_Mapes: Damn! It's getting to the point where you are no longer allowed to be a good neighbor. Honestly, calling the police because someone is mowing your lawn. What's next?

If he was being a good neighbor, I'm sure there wouldn't have been a problem. However, since according to the article "There had been "issues" between Goode and the homeowner in the past," I would imagine he was just being a douche.
 
2009-07-14 12:16:36 PM
www.intentionalfoul.com

You don't mow another guy's lawn.
 
2009-07-14 12:16:55 PM
""Believe it or not, if you are operating a riding lawnmower it is considered a motor vehicle under state statue," Wells Police Lt. Gerald Congdon said."

Cool. this guy should keep that in mind and drive his mower on the roads. When the cops give him crap, which they will, he can tell them the mower is considered a motor vehicle under state statue and he's not breaking the speed limit.
 
2009-07-14 12:17:33 PM
Tony Scott nearly killed Denzel's career with major dog Deja Vu, so I don't know why Washington would work with him again anyway.
 
2009-07-14 12:17:34 PM
I would like to have my neighbor arrested for mowing his lawn every day.
 
2009-07-14 12:17:43 PM
Awesome... two felonies for essentially being a drunk nuisance. I'm betting one of the "previous arrests" was also a lame felony charge, and, with the "three strikes" laws, this guy will get a mandatory life sentence... for operating a lawn mower.

Yeah, this is the system we have now. But, at least we're safe from those darned terrorists, right?
 
2009-07-14 12:17:50 PM
Craklyn: I'll see your neighbors and raise you a neighbor's.

honolulu.jollypeople.com

approves

/hot
 
2009-07-14 12:17:58 PM
You see this is the kind of thing that pisses me off! Not exactly the situation in the article as I agree with an earlier post that early in the morning is the deal breaker. BUT DWI is bad news for your record and a cop could have used a bit more common sense in this matter. Also I mow riding with a beer in hand so I thinks if a cop wanted to try this with me we might just head to stand off territory just to make it worth his and my while! Really who am I a danger to on a 2 MPH lawnmower whether I'm piss drunk or dead sober?
 
2009-07-14 12:18:42 PM

ihatedumbpeople


""Believe it or not, if you are operating a riding lawnmower it is considered a motor vehicle under state statue," Wells Police Lt. Gerald Congdon said."

Cool. this guy should keep that in mind and drive his mower on the roads. When the cops give him crap, which they will, he can tell them the mower is considered a motor vehicle under state statue and he's not breaking the speed limit.


Okay, but what about under state statute? Same deal?
 
2009-07-14 12:20:09 PM
Sapper_Topo: You see this is the kind of thing that pisses me off! Not exactly the situation in the article as I agree with an earlier post that early in the morning is the deal breaker. BUT DWI is bad news for your record and a cop could have used a bit more common sense in this matter. Also I mow riding with a beer in hand so I thinks if a cop wanted to try this with me we might just head to stand off territory just to make it worth his and my while! Really who am I a danger to on a 2 MPH lawnmower whether I'm piss drunk or dead sober?

It isn't about danger or safety. It's about zero tolerance and conviction rates and fines. That's ALL it's about.
 
2009-07-14 12:21:03 PM
The lawn in question?

i218.photobucket.com

/Stay off it.
 
2009-07-14 12:22:22 PM
nekom: Bathia_Mapes: Damn! It's getting to the point where you are no longer allowed to be a good neighbor. Honestly, calling the police because someone is mowing your lawn. What's next?

The question I'd have that the article lacks is "Did he do a good job?" If somebody cut my grass for free, no matter how drunk they were I don't think I'd complain if they did it right.


That's the big thing, if they did it right. the guy was drunk, so he probably did a horrible job, missed spots, etc.

My ex neighbor would mow his back lawn about once a month, while I did mine once a week. We live on a lake, so the grass grows pretty well with the high water table. No big deal to me, just made my lawn that much nicer looking. Problem was, when he cut it he'd cut it as short as the mower could go (likely because he was lazy as hell)

Once or twice he crossed over our property lines and scuffed up my lawn pretty good, digging up dirt in a few bumpy spots. Had to lay down the hammer on that guy a few times. Idiot. Plus he always seemed to mow (once a month) immediately after I finished my lawn, so he's blow his grass all over my yard and driveway. I'd just whip out the 300mph blower and blow it back on his yard...
 
Ant
2009-07-14 12:23:45 PM
"Believe it or not, if you are operating a riding lawnmower it is considered a motor vehicle under state statue,"

If I'm drunk, I'm pretty sure that it's gonna end up under my riding lawnmower, not vice-versa.
 
2009-07-14 12:24:00 PM
brigid_fitch: So if you're caught drunk on private property--even your own--with keys in your pocket or in the vehicle, you get a DUI.

That's farked up... I always have my keys in my pocket, drunk or otherwise. The same keyring has my house key and others attached.
 
2009-07-14 12:28:00 PM
This is why I have a push mower
 
2009-07-14 12:29:56 PM
Dad! What are you doing?
You crop dusted the wrong field.
I did?
The field is on the other side of town you dumbass.

/scene from a scifi movie
//may not be exact wording
 
2009-07-14 12:32:15 PM
By some folks' logic around here, it is perfectly acceptable to be shiatfaced drunk and drive a car on a neighbor's yard... or through a shopping mall.
 
2009-07-14 12:32:46 PM
ihatedumbpeople: Once or twice he crossed over our property lines and scuffed up my lawn pretty good, digging up dirt in a few bumpy spots. Had to lay down the hammer on that guy a few times. Idiot. Plus he always seemed to mow (once a month) immediately after I finished my lawn, so he's blow his grass all over my yard and driveway. I'd just whip out the 300mph blower and blow it back on his yard...

At first, you sounded like a complete douche. I then saw that you live in Virginia. Enough said.
 
2009-07-14 12:35:37 PM
wmoonfox: Awesome... two felonies for essentially being a drunk nuisance. I'm betting one of the "previous arrests" was also a lame felony charge, and, with the "three strikes" laws, this guy will get a mandatory life sentence... for operating a lawn mower.

Yeah, this is the system we have now. But, at least we're safe from those darned terrorists, right?


Depends on what you consider a lame felony charge. 3rd DWI in 10 years, I think it is, is a felony here. I hardly consider that a lame felony charge. Dude already lost his license as a habitual offender. He's drunk at 5:30 AM and screwing with his neighbor. He's a waste of flesh. fark him.
 
2009-07-14 12:35:38 PM
brigid_fitch: slayer199: yes, he was operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated...however, if he was on private property, I'm not sure how it works in Washington if the charges will stand.

Seems to me it would at least be a trespassing charge based on the article.

MADD is an incredibly powerful lobby and borderline batshiat crazy. Even their own founder stepped down because the organization has gotten out of control. In NJ, all the state has to prove is that you had intention of driving a motor vehicle (and here, even a motorized Razor scooter counts, so I would wager riding mowers would, too). So if you're caught drunk on private property--even your own--with keys in your pocket or in the vehicle, you get a DUI.


Same here in CT. All they have to do is prove you had the intention to operate. So if you're legally drunk and have the keys in your pocket you can go to the hokey.

So if you go drive your car to a bar, get drunk, take a cab or WALK home because you know you're drunk and don't want to drive, you can be arrested, prosicuted, and convicted for DWI. All because you had your car keys in your pocket.

And good luck getting this stupid law changed - a lot of people are up in arms about it but no politician is going to propose a law change on this because of the MADD lobby.

Ugh, so retarded...
 
2009-07-14 12:40:37 PM
ihatedumbpeople: Cool. this guy should keep that in mind and drive his mower on the roads. When the cops give him crap, which they will, he can tell them the mower is considered a motor vehicle under state statue and he's not breaking the speed limit.

They will then proceed to give him two dozen tickets for not having a current inspection sticker, no insurance, improper lights, no seat belt, etc etc etc, then impound the vehicle because it's not registered.
 
2009-07-14 12:41:48 PM
filter: By some folks' logic around here, it is perfectly acceptable to be shiatfaced drunk and drive a car on a neighbor's yard... or through a shopping mall.

Yeah, because that's what we're talking about here. I don't have a problem with a citation for disturbing the peace or something, but DWI is pretty farking uncalled for. Maybe you want to live in a world where everyone is punished for every infraction with the maximum the law allows, but I don't.
 
2009-07-14 12:46:09 PM
Beeblebrox: wmoonfox: Awesome... two felonies for essentially being a drunk nuisance. I'm betting one of the "previous arrests" was also a lame felony charge, and, with the "three strikes" laws, this guy will get a mandatory life sentence... for operating a lawn mower.

Yeah, this is the system we have now. But, at least we're safe from those darned terrorists, right?

Depends on what you consider a lame felony charge. 3rd DWI in 10 years, I think it is, is a felony here. I hardly consider that a lame felony charge. Dude already lost his license as a habitual offender. He's drunk at 5:30 AM and screwing with his neighbor. He's a waste of flesh. fark him.


Are you able to run faster without your empathy, compassion, or sense of justice?
 
2009-07-14 12:48:53 PM
CaesarSneezy: Beeblebrox: wmoonfox: Awesome... two felonies for essentially being a drunk nuisance. I'm betting one of the "previous arrests" was also a lame felony charge, and, with the "three strikes" laws, this guy will get a mandatory life sentence... for operating a lawn mower.

Yeah, this is the system we have now. But, at least we're safe from those darned terrorists, right?

Depends on what you consider a lame felony charge. 3rd DWI in 10 years, I think it is, is a felony here. I hardly consider that a lame felony charge. Dude already lost his license as a habitual offender. He's drunk at 5:30 AM and screwing with his neighbor. He's a waste of flesh. fark him.

Are you able to run faster without your empathy, compassion, or sense of justice?


I have no empathy or compassion for drunks who keep driving.
 
2009-07-14 12:49:48 PM
ihatedumbpeople: nekom: Bathia_Mapes: Damn! It's getting to the point where you are no longer allowed to be a good neighbor. Honestly, calling the police because someone is mowing your lawn. What's next?

The question I'd have that the article lacks is "Did he do a good job?" If somebody cut my grass for free, no matter how drunk they were I don't think I'd complain if they did it right.

That's the big thing, if they did it right. the guy was drunk, so he probably did a horrible job, missed spots, etc.

My ex neighbor would mow his back lawn about once a month, while I did mine once a week. We live on a lake, so the grass grows pretty well with the high water table. No big deal to me, just made my lawn that much nicer looking. Problem was, when he cut it he'd cut it as short as the mower could go (likely because he was lazy as hell)

Once or twice he crossed over our property lines and scuffed up my lawn pretty good, digging up dirt in a few bumpy spots. Had to lay down the hammer on that guy a few times. Idiot. Plus he always seemed to mow (once a month) immediately after I finished my lawn, so he's blow his grass all over my yard and driveway. I'd just whip out the 300mph blower and blow it back on his yard...


jesus christ...you are SUCH a douchebag.
 
2009-07-14 12:50:46 PM
filter: By some folks' logic around here, it is perfectly acceptable to be shiatfaced drunk and drive a car on a neighbor's yard... or through a shopping mall.

By MY logic, I SHOULD be able to drive around drunk on my own property (40 acres). Why should someone have the right to stop me from doing that? If I was to get on a PUBLIC road, arrest me. If I'm on MY property, kindly go fark yourself.
 
2009-07-14 12:51:09 PM
i'd mow my neighbor's lawn, but the wife wouldn't look too kindly on that.
 
2009-07-14 12:52:06 PM
CaesarSneezy: Sapper_Topo: You see this is the kind of thing that pisses me off! Not exactly the situation in the article as I agree with an earlier post that early in the morning is the deal breaker. BUT DWI is bad news for your record and a cop could have used a bit more common sense in this matter. Also I mow riding with a beer in hand so I thinks if a cop wanted to try this with me we might just head to stand off territory just to make it worth his and my while! Really who am I a danger to on a 2 MPH lawnmower whether I'm piss drunk or dead sober?

It isn't about danger or safety. It's about zero tolerance and conviction rates and fines. That's ALL it's about.


Agreed! On a side note up in this neck of the woods (and make no mistake I live in small town USA) if you see someone driving down the road on a lawn mower or an ATV there is a good chance they got a DUI. You have never seen anything as funny as an old man driving his John Deere lawn tractor to the grocery store when it's 15 below outside. Or sad?
 
2009-07-14 12:53:10 PM
Beeblebrox: CaesarSneezy: Beeblebrox: wmoonfox: Awesome... two felonies for essentially being a drunk nuisance. I'm betting one of the "previous arrests" was also a lame felony charge, and, with the "three strikes" laws, this guy will get a mandatory life sentence... for operating a lawn mower.

Yeah, this is the system we have now. But, at least we're safe from those darned terrorists, right?

Depends on what you consider a lame felony charge. 3rd DWI in 10 years, I think it is, is a felony here. I hardly consider that a lame felony charge. Dude already lost his license as a habitual offender. He's drunk at 5:30 AM and screwing with his neighbor. He's a waste of flesh. fark him.

Are you able to run faster without your empathy, compassion, or sense of justice?

I have no empathy or compassion for drunks who keep driving.


In 10 years MADD will have the terms "driving" and "drunk" so horribly farked up that you'll be getting a DWI if you take a swig of mouthwash in your office chair.
 
2009-07-14 12:55:03 PM
GanjSmokr: By MY logic, I SHOULD be able to drive around drunk on my own property (40 acres). Why should someone have the right to stop me from doing that? If I was to get on a PUBLIC road, arrest me. If I'm on MY property, kindly go fark yourself.

Out of context comment is out of context.
 
2009-07-14 12:55:16 PM
So, according to TFA, I need a drivers license to operate a lawn mower?
 
2009-07-14 12:56:54 PM
Scruffinator: So, according to TFA, I need a drivers license to operate a lawn mower?

Faulty inference is faulty.
 
2009-07-14 12:57:18 PM
DUI for a lawnmower. At some point these MADD fanatics have to have some sense beaten into them.
 
2009-07-14 12:57:33 PM
spacechicken170am: Beeblebrox: CaesarSneezy: Beeblebrox: wmoonfox: Awesome... two felonies for essentially being a drunk nuisance. I'm betting one of the "previous arrests" was also a lame felony charge, and, with the "three strikes" laws, this guy will get a mandatory life sentence... for operating a lawn mower.

Yeah, this is the system we have now. But, at least we're safe from those darned terrorists, right?

Depends on what you consider a lame felony charge. 3rd DWI in 10 years, I think it is, is a felony here. I hardly consider that a lame felony charge. Dude already lost his license as a habitual offender. He's drunk at 5:30 AM and screwing with his neighbor. He's a waste of flesh. fark him.

Are you able to run faster without your empathy, compassion, or sense of justice?

I have no empathy or compassion for drunks who keep driving.

In 10 years MADD will have the terms "driving" and "drunk" so horribly farked up that you'll be getting a DWI if you take a swig of mouthwash in your office chair.


Which has nothing to do with what I was saying, but whatever.
 
2009-07-14 12:59:13 PM
LittleSmitty: This is why I have a push mower

Don't worry I am sure the group MADW will be formed soon (Mothers Against Drunk Walking).
 
2009-07-14 01:00:08 PM
Mongo cut wood: Dad! What are you doing?
You crop dusted the wrong field.
I did?
The field is on the other side of town you dumbass.

/scene from a scifi movie
//may not be exact wording


I believe that was from Independence Day...
 
2009-07-14 01:00:59 PM
Beeblebrox: spacechicken170am: Beeblebrox: CaesarSneezy: Beeblebrox: wmoonfox: Awesome... two felonies for essentially being a drunk nuisance. I'm betting one of the "previous arrests" was also a lame felony charge, and, with the "three strikes" laws, this guy will get a mandatory life sentence... for operating a lawn mower.

Yeah, this is the system we have now. But, at least we're safe from those darned terrorists, right?

Depends on what you consider a lame felony charge. 3rd DWI in 10 years, I think it is, is a felony here. I hardly consider that a lame felony charge. Dude already lost his license as a habitual offender. He's drunk at 5:30 AM and screwing with his neighbor. He's a waste of flesh. fark him.

Are you able to run faster without your empathy, compassion, or sense of justice?

I have no empathy or compassion for drunks who keep driving.

In 10 years MADD will have the terms "driving" and "drunk" so horribly farked up that you'll be getting a DWI if you take a swig of mouthwash in your office chair.

Which has nothing to do with what I was saying, but whatever.


Seeing as how you condone excessive penalties for things, Yes it does, so whatever times two.
 
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