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(NJ.com)   Fleeing suspect jumps off NJ Turnpike overpass, resulting in two broken legs, charges of resisting arrest, eluding police, and toll evasion   (nj.com ) divider line
    More: Dumbass, NJ Turnpike, bone fracture, East Brunswick, medical bills, university hospital, Van Halen, Naricon Avenue, Rehab  
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2010-01-20 10:33:44 PM  
www.miqel.com

Approve
 
2010-01-20 11:29:19 PM  
Headline left out the worst crime: being willfully and persistently in New Jersey.
 
2010-01-21 12:43:30 AM  
That's one hell of a jump.

An unidentified man who tried to elude East Brunswick police by leaping from a New Jersey Turnpike overpass landed in the hospital with two broken legs this afternoon, police said.
 
2010-01-21 12:44:59 AM  
I saw that happen on my way home, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2010-01-21 12:47:43 AM  
If criminals were noted for their capacity to think ahead and make measured decisions in the heat of the moment, then they would not be criminals.
 
2010-01-21 12:54:00 AM  
Swampthing in Korea: If criminals were noted for their capacity to think ahead and make measured decisions in the heat of the moment, then they would not be criminals apprehended.
 
2010-01-21 12:59:19 AM  
Ta-daa
 
2010-01-21 01:01:29 AM  
What a turnpike may look like, posted by Farker floor9.
 
2010-01-21 01:02:05 AM  
Holy crap, that's my town!
 
2010-01-21 01:02:07 AM  
Isn't toll evasion a Capital Offense in NY/NJ/PA?

Fire up 'ol Sparky!
 
2010-01-21 01:04:37 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: If criminals were noted for their capacity to think ahead and make measured decisions in the heat of the moment, then they would not be criminals.


There are a very few intelligent ones who decide a life of crime is the way to go. You'll find them committing high-value burglaries.
 
2010-01-21 01:05:35 AM  

Swampthing in Korea: If criminals were noted for their capacity to think ahead and make measured decisions in the heat of the moment, then they would not be criminals.


Gyrfalcon's Theorem: If they were smart, they wouldn't be criminals.
 
2010-01-21 01:05:59 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Isn't toll revenue evasion a Capital Offense in NY/NJ/PA?

Fire up 'ol Sparky!


You're lucky if they don't shoot you on the spot. In the stomach.
 
2010-01-21 01:07:14 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Gyrfalcon's Theorem: If they were smart, they wouldn't be criminals.


You can't be serious.
 
2010-01-21 01:18:52 AM  

Loren:
There are a very few intelligent ones who decide a life of crime is the way to go. You'll find them committing high-value burglaries.


No, you wouldn't find them.
 
2010-01-21 01:19:02 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Gyrfalcon's Theorem: If they were smart, they wouldn't be criminals.


If they were smart, they wouldn't be so easy to catch.
 
2010-01-21 01:20:25 AM  
...so now that East & New Brunswick have been covered, should I be expecting a fark-worthy story out of North Brunswick (township) relatively soon?
 
2010-01-21 01:21:02 AM  
Wait. How can you be charged with eluding police if you got caught?

/Isn't eluding what is done online by a Luddite?
 
2010-01-21 01:25:10 AM  

Knucklepopper: Gyrfalcon: Gyrfalcon's Theorem: If they were smart, they wouldn't be criminals.

You can't be serious.


Proving what? He was always on the run, had to get plastic surgery, and may have died because his doctor either accidentally or deliberately poisoned him with the anaesthetic. How is that smart? If he'd been REALLY smart, nobody would ever have known who he was, and he would have died old, rich and safe in bed, probably with a pretty hooker next to him.
 
2010-01-21 01:29:01 AM  
And he would take, these broken legs, and learn to fly again!
 
2010-01-21 01:30:39 AM  
My NJ turnpike stories... they were doing road construction and so regular signs were down, using one of the electronic boards.. as I approach it flashs "Stop ahead, Get ticket" - I was like damn another speeding ticket, stupid speed cameras.... yeah it was the ticket you get at the beginning of turnpike that you pass in at end to pay.

I called a friend what's the deal with everyone driving 60mph on the turnpike, I'm flying past them doing 85mph... he's like you moron, everyone else knows the magnetic stripe on back of ticket is timestamped so when you arrive too soon at the other end, they calculate your speed and give you a ticket if you were speeding - ooops. So I had to kill some time at a rest center.

One time exiting turnpike, I grabbed ticket from console and it fell between seat and console, right in a seat spring. I was like oh well, end of line anyway, i just pay the max toll. Well the attendent flipped out apparently it's a really big deal. She's wanted to know where it was, I was like between seat, she screamed well get it out. I can't. She screamed try harder, then she wanted to try to get it out. I'm thinking what's the big deal (with people honking behind me) - well she had to get out of booth, write down my license info, registration info, VIN number, walk back check my license plate, and have me fill out a bunch of forms. I learned next time, lose the ticket, just run the toll booth and pay a fine when they mail it to you, so much easier.

Other than that, NJ rocks because you're not allowed to pump your own gas, I love full-service fueling. Back home I drive 2 days with gas light on just to avoid refueling.
 
2010-01-21 01:36:16 AM  
What exit?
 
2010-01-21 01:39:33 AM  
Man, he really didn't want to pay the trolls guarding the bridge.
 
2010-01-21 01:54:31 AM  

TonnageVT: Holy crap, that's my town!


I pity you.

/miss marcus borden's superb 'stache.
 
2010-01-21 02:13:44 AM  
From the comments section: "If your going to do something stupid-at least wear a helmet cam." This may well be one of the greatest ideas ever. Can we get a grant or something for helmet cams for criminals?
 
2010-01-21 04:06:14 AM  

bwave: My NJ turnpike stories...


In high school one of my friends drove up slightly out of reach of the attendant to pay the toll. The attendant refused to budge and screamed 'UNBUCKLE YO' SEATBELT AN' GET OUT OF THA CAR'

The people behind her were none too pleased.
 
2010-01-21 06:06:16 AM  
Was anyone counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike? They'd all come to look for America.

/I'm old.
 
2010-01-21 07:01:32 AM  
Wait a sec. What's "suspicious behavior?"

Whay is the penalty if you're convicted of behaving suspiciously?

"So what are you in for?"

"I was convicted of behaving suspiciously"

"Oooo" everyone backs away.
 
2010-01-21 08:51:06 AM  

TonnageVT: Holy crap, that's my town!


First thing I thought of Bro very first thing.
 
2010-01-21 08:52:01 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Knucklepopper: Gyrfalcon: Gyrfalcon's Theorem: If they were smart, they wouldn't be criminals.

You can't be serious.

Proving what? He was always on the run, had to get plastic surgery, and may have died because his doctor either accidentally or deliberately poisoned him with the anaesthetic. How is that smart? If he'd been REALLY smart, nobody would ever have known who he was, and he would have died old, rich and safe in bed, probably with a pretty hooker next to him.


If he's so smart, how come he's dead?

Thanks Homer.
 
2010-01-21 08:54:17 AM  

Gargoyle: Wait a sec. What's "suspicious behavior?"

Whay is the penalty if you're convicted of behaving suspiciously?

"So what are you in for?"

"I was convicted of behaving suspiciously"

"Oooo" everyone backs away.


And creatin' a nuisance!
 
2010-01-21 08:55:11 AM  

Scientician: bwave: My NJ turnpike stories...

In high school one of my friends drove up slightly out of reach of the attendant to pay the toll. The attendant refused to budge and screamed 'UNBUCKLE YO' SEATBELT AN' GET OUT OF THA CAR'

The people behind her were none too pleased.


I've only had to drive a toll road twice in my life, and both times, the attendants were the surliest motherfarkers I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with.

Seriously, does that just just attract assholes or what?
 
2010-01-21 08:59:51 AM  

TonnageVT: Holy crap, that's my town!


I drive thru that area on my way to Dover about every other week. Can always tell when I'm in Newark; all the trash on the street and shiatty roads.
 
2010-01-21 09:04:38 AM  

cousndick: TonnageVT: Holy crap, that's my town!

I drive thru that area on my way to Dover about every other week. Can always tell when I'm in Newark; all the trash on the street and shiatty roads.


I'm not the biggest fan of East Brunswick, but comparing East Brunswick to Newark is like comparing a BMW to a Yugo. I really don't understand the metaphor you're making.

BTW, how the hell do you go through East Brunswick going through Newark to get to Dover? You'd be taking the Parkway, not the Turnpike. Unless you mean Dover DE and not Dover NJ.
 
2010-01-21 09:10:24 AM  

Gargoyle: Wait a sec. What's "suspicious behavior?"

Whay is the penalty if you're convicted of behaving suspiciously?

"So what are you in for?"

"I was convicted of behaving suspiciously"

"Oooo" everyone backs away.


As is typical for NJ.com stories, important details are left out.

Mid-State Mall is one of the older strip malls in East Brunswick, it has a Best Buy, a Staples, and a grocery store, with a Bowling Alley in the back.

Acting suspiciously could mean a ton of things. It could go from shoplifting suspicion all the way to general creepiness.

You don't get arrested for acting suspiciously. The cops want to talk to you, get your ID, run a check. They may tell you to get lost if you're loitering or something, but they wouldn't arrest you for just being weird. He ran from the cops, which is what he got arrested for. Not acting suspicious. If he talked to them and had nothing to hide, the worst he would have gotten was a loitering citation.

Then again, it IS East Brunswick.
 
2010-01-21 09:30:21 AM  
@MattyFridays - At least it wasn't Old Bridge...

For all those wondering that is Exit 9
 
2010-01-21 10:02:44 AM  

TsukasaK: Seriously, does that just just attract assholes or what?


LOL WUT?

/This is why we have EZPass. We let all the dumbasses who complain about Jersey deal with the toll collectors.
//You're welcome.
///If you're gonna do 60 on the Turnpike/GSP, get the fark out of my way. Better yet, get out of my state.

bwave: I called a friend what's the deal with everyone driving 60mph on the turnpike, I'm flying past them doing 85mph... he's like you moron, everyone else knows the magnetic stripe on back of ticket is timestamped so when you arrive too soon at the other end, they calculate your speed and give you a ticket if you were speeding - ooops. So I had to kill some time at a rest center.


Um, no.
 
2010-01-21 10:49:07 AM  

QueenOfHearts: ///If you're gonna do 60 on the Turnpike/GSP, get the fark out of my way. Better yet, get out of my state.


Don't ever plan on going there if I can avoid it.
 
2010-01-22 02:23:06 AM  

MattyFridays: cousndick: TonnageVT: Holy crap, that's my town!

I drive thru that area on my way to Dover about every other week. Can always tell when I'm in Newark; all the trash on the street and shiatty roads.

I'm not the biggest fan of East Brunswick, but comparing East Brunswick to Newark is like comparing a BMW to a Yugo. I really don't understand the metaphor you're making.

BTW, how the hell do you go through East Brunswick going through Newark to get to Dover? You'd be taking the Parkway, not the Turnpike. Unless you mean Dover DE and not Dover NJ.


My bad, didn't elaborate.
from the turnpike I'm always seeing the signs for East Brunswick. I pass thru Newark cuz I take the turnpike to Garden State Parkway, then to i280w heading to Dover.
And that's a damn shame cuz Newark is like the only big city people know about new Jersey...that and atlantic city.
 
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