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(MSNBC)   Woman whose ex-boyfriend set her on fire outside a gas station now being charged for not moving her car off the gas station's property   (usnews.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 45
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2012-06-15 11:49:54 PM  
Rick Scott needs to pay for his tax cuts somehow.
 
2012-06-16 12:09:04 AM  
In California, there's a Victim Of Violent Crime fund that covers expenses like this

/no one should be a victim twice
 
2012-06-16 12:17:35 AM  
Brutal, the whole story.
 
2012-06-16 12:40:52 AM  
She has ten minutes to move her cube.
 
2012-06-16 01:23:47 AM  
I lit one of my ex girlfriends on fire by accident once. We were at a cafe and she has that nice, long hair and the cafe had candles on low tables. We lean in to talk and suddenly she's a lot brighter than the rest of the room on the left side. So I jump up and smother her hair and saved the day.


/not even a kiss for that, either. Some women just don't know how to be ladies.
 
2012-06-16 01:27:10 AM  
Oh yeah, and the gas station in the article is bad or whatever. Lady got set on fire by some psychopath. farkin' give her the damn car back, ya heathens. What's wrong with them. Assholes.

Almost as big a bunch of assholes as a chick who doesn't even give you a peck on the cheek for saving her life.... Who does that?
 
2012-06-16 03:01:37 AM  
She was in a Mercedes and he pulls up in a Jag? I'm having a hard time feeling it....
 
2012-06-16 03:04:52 AM  
Towing companies are farking vultures.
 
2012-06-16 03:07:43 AM  
Welcome to Rmoney's America. No personal cheques please.
 
2012-06-16 03:12:03 AM  

adeist69: She was in a Mercedes and he pulls up in a Jag? I'm having a hard time feeling it....


I have a old Mercedes. We're not wealthy but our mechanic is doing OK.
 
2012-06-16 03:13:07 AM  

AbbeySomeone: adeist69: She was in a Mercedes and he pulls up in a Jag? I'm having a hard time feeling it....

I have aan old Mercedes. We're not wealthy but our mechanic is doing OK.

 
2012-06-16 03:15:29 AM  
done in four...
 
2012-06-16 03:18:45 AM  
Had that ass caught fire, it would have been like another Centralia, PA.
 
2012-06-16 03:22:28 AM  

doglover: I lit one of my ex girlfriends on fire by accident once. We were at a cafe and she has that nice, long hair and the cafe had candles on low tables. We lean in to talk and suddenly she's a lot brighter than the rest of the room on the left side. So I jump up and smother her hair and saved the day.


I saw one of my ex-girlfriends catch fire onstage once. I was in the front row about three feet from her when it happened. She had long hair and leaned over a little too close to a lit candle. She reached up and ran her hand through her hair like nothing was happening and smothered it out.

That wasn't even the best part. After the show I told her how amazing it was for her to be so calm, stay in character and not miss a line despite her hair catching fire, managing to put it out, and then carrying right on with the show like nothing happened, to which she replied, "I DID WHAT???"
 
2012-06-16 03:26:32 AM  
'the father of her son set her on fire'

MSNBC, why not just use the technical term, babydaddy? This is news, we need precision.
 
2012-06-16 03:29:16 AM  
Was a freight train running through the middle of her head?

/Dating myself
 
2012-06-16 03:38:49 AM  
www.smiteahippie.com
 
2012-06-16 05:17:15 AM  
What part "Black + Living in the South" is she not understanding? She could get more actual justice at a court in North Korea.
 
2012-06-16 05:21:36 AM  

NephilimNexus: What part "Black + Living in the South" is she not understanding? She could get more actual justice at a court in North Korea.


This
 
2012-06-16 05:30:09 AM  

NephilimNexus: What part "Black + Living in the South" is she not understanding? She could get more actual justice at a court in North Korea.


Florida, while a southern state is not really the south, except for up around Tallahassee.
 
2012-06-16 05:45:01 AM  
Tow companies are scum.

My Father's car was stolen. It was recovered at about 11pm on a Saturday night. My Father found out about it Sunday because of a friend of his who worked for the local PD. The tow company Office was closed on Sunday (although the tow trucks were in operation). Monday he goes to get his car. They charged him a full days storage for Saturday as well as for Monday and towing a total of about $400. They even tried to charge him for an engine block, that was not his, that had also been recovered at the scene. The tow company had sent a letter to my father to notify him.

Had my Father not had a friend at the local PD, the tow company would have got another 3 to 4 days of storage fees. The tow company did have my Father's phone number, the police gave it to them.

It cost my Father about $100 fix the damage the thieves did to his car.
 
2012-06-16 06:34:59 AM  
Welcome to Rmoney's America
 
2012-06-16 06:40:21 AM  

adeist69: She was in a Mercedes and he pulls up in a Jag? I'm having a hard time feeling it....


From the video both cars looked like older vehicles, but if I understand you correctly if someone is wealthy enough to afford a luxury car then they deserve to have people show them zero sympathy after a tragic event? What a terrible way to go through life. But, there is no hate like liberal hate.
 
2012-06-16 06:58:02 AM  
Can't she sue her attacker for the damages? Isn't he at fault? I'm pretty sure she'd win that case.

C'mon people, this is what civil courts are for.
 
2012-06-16 07:30:46 AM  

OBBN: adeist69: She was in a Mercedes and he pulls up in a Jag? I'm having a hard time feeling it....

From the video both cars looked like older vehicles, but if I understand you correctly if someone is wealthy enough to afford a luxury car then they deserve to have people show them zero sympathy after a tragic event? What a terrible way to go through life. But, there is no hate like liberal hate.



Do us a favor and commit suicide by immolation sooner rather than later.
Idiot.
 
2012-06-16 07:45:27 AM  
I was a witness to this. The part of the story that they left out was that while dousing her boyfriend with gas she spilled quite a bit on her arms. Once the fire started her arms started burning as well. She ran around the parking lot screaming flailing her limbs while everyone watched.

She was arrested for waving a firearm.
 
2012-06-16 07:48:50 AM  
who cares
 
2012-06-16 08:19:22 AM  

mosten: I was a witness to this. The part of the story that they left out was that while dousing her boyfriend with gas she spilled quite a bit on her arms. Once the fire started her arms started burning as well. She ran around the parking lot screaming flailing her limbs while everyone watched.

She was arrested for waving a firearm.


Booooo.
 
2012-06-16 10:13:33 AM  

mosten: I was a witness to this. The part of the story that they left out was that while dousing her boyfriend with gas she spilled quite a bit on her arms. Once the fire started her arms started burning as well. She ran around the parking lot screaming flailing her limbs while everyone watched.

She was arrested for waving a firearm.


Your joke is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2012-06-16 10:25:36 AM  
Who should pay the towing charges...The cars couldn't stay there.
 
2012-06-16 10:36:14 AM  
FTFA: Breton told the Palm Beach Post from her Lantana, Fla., home that she wouldn't have been attacked if Palm Beach County Judge Thomas Barkdyll had granted her a restraining order in late May.
"They said there wasn't enough physical evidence," the single mother of three told the Post.

She told the Post that she and Mondesir had been together for eight years but that he became verbally abusive and violent after she did not give him a definite answer to a Valentine's Day marriage proposal.


That's the most disturbing part of the article, buried near the end. Her insistence that she's in danger and needs protection is dismissed because... why, exactly? You need to produce evidence that someone's violent and abusive? Which means that you actually need to be *hurt* by the person before anyone takes the threat seriously. Even though there's a huge epidemic of domestic violence in this country and she tried to protect herself by leaving a relationship of 8 years when she saw the writing on the wall (which was probably also why she didn't give him a definite "yes" on the marriage proposal).

No support for her at all, and her saying "this man wants to hurt me; please help me" is not enough. *sigh*
 
2012-06-16 10:42:56 AM  
I think that the fire department should charge her also for dispatching a truck to put her out.
 
2012-06-16 10:43:07 AM  

murdoch's_weeners: No support for her at all, and her saying "this man wants to hurt me; please help me" is not enough. *sigh*


Murdoch's weeners wants to hurt me. I demand a court order of protection from him. This will prevent from buying firearms, interfere with any security clearances he might have, and may prevent him from getting some jobs in the future. I have no evidence that he wants to hurt me but please help me, someone.
 
2012-06-16 10:46:03 AM  

ShannonKW: Was a freight train running through the middle of her head?

/Dating myself


damn, you must be. I'm old and I haven't the foggiest idea what you're talking about. My Fark Fu is weak so I can't put a picture of a rabbit with a pancake on its head, though.
 
2012-06-16 11:40:53 AM  

murdoch's_weeners: FTFA: Breton told the Palm Beach Post from her Lantana, Fla., home that she wouldn't have been attacked if Palm Beach County Judge Thomas Barkdyll had granted her a restraining order in late May.
"They said there wasn't enough physical evidence," the single mother of three told the Post.

She told the Post that she and Mondesir had been together for eight years but that he became verbally abusive and violent after she did not give him a definite answer to a Valentine's Day marriage proposal.

That's the most disturbing part of the article, buried near the end. Her insistence that she's in danger and needs protection is dismissed because... why, exactly? You need to produce evidence that someone's violent and abusive? Which means that you actually need to be *hurt* by the person before anyone takes the threat seriously. Even though there's a huge epidemic of domestic violence in this country and she tried to protect herself by leaving a relationship of 8 years when she saw the writing on the wall (which was probably also why she didn't give him a definite "yes" on the marriage proposal).

No support for her at all, and her saying "this man wants to hurt me; please help me" is not enough. *sigh*


Because a protection order takes constitutional rights away from the accused. The fact that you have to produce evidence of a tangible danger is how you keep people from using the courts to get revenge on somebody who pissed them off.

Wouldn't have helped here anyway. It's a piece of paper, not a shield. All it does is provide consequences after the person has violated the order.
 
2012-06-16 11:48:42 AM  

danno_to_infinity: ShannonKW: Was a freight train running through the middle of her head?

/Dating myself

damn, you must be. I'm old and I haven't the foggiest idea what you're talking about. My Fark Fu is weak so I can't put a picture of a rabbit with a pancake on its head, though.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrpXArn3hII
 
2012-06-16 12:02:02 PM  

ShannonKW: danno_to_infinity: ShannonKW: Was a freight train running through the middle of her head?

/Dating myself

damn, you must be. I'm old and I haven't the foggiest idea what you're talking about. My Fark Fu is weak so I can't put a picture of a rabbit with a pancake on its head, though.

Link


Thank you. Was just about to handle this, but for SOME reason (probably because it's Saturday and I'm in no hurry) I decided to finish reading the thread first. Good job. I just made it a clicky-link for us.
 
2012-06-16 12:44:01 PM  
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2012-06-16 01:28:40 PM  

lemortede: Who should pay the towing charges...The cars couldn't stay there.


You're right. While I agree with the general sentiment of the thread that a lot of towing companies are overcharging, predatory assholes, they are not a public service...someone has to pay for the tow.

The gas station owner can't let the car stay there, lest he open himself up to liability if something happens. We can argue all day long about whether the charge is fair or not, but the truth of the matter is that she should have known this was coming, don't act all surprised and outraged.
 
2012-06-16 01:44:44 PM  

oh_please: lemortede: Who should pay the towing charges...The cars couldn't stay there.

You're right. While I agree with the general sentiment of the thread that a lot of towing companies are overcharging, predatory assholes, they are not a public service...someone has to pay for the tow.

The gas station owner can't let the car stay there, lest he open himself up to liability if something happens. We can argue all day long about whether the charge is fair or not, but the truth of the matter is that she should have known this was coming, don't act all surprised and outraged.


Ummm, the point is that you might expect people to HELP one another. If you're the towing company, wouldn't you say "here's a freebie", or if you're the gas station owner maybe say "let's just roll it over to the side and let her leave it here until she can pick it up".

When $400 or having a car parked on your property is more important to you than helping someone who was horrendously injured, you basically don't belong in society.
 
2012-06-16 03:14:59 PM  

jabelar: Ummm, the point is that you might expect people to HELP one another. If you're the towing company, wouldn't you say "here's a freebie", or if you're the gas station owner maybe say "let's just roll it over to the side and let her leave it here until she can pick it up".

When $400 or having a car parked on your property is more important to you than helping someone who was horrendously injured, you basically don't belong in society.


Ummm, my point wasn't that any of this was "fair" to her in the moral sense, it was pointing out that someone has to pay for the tow, and it shouldn't surprise nor outrage her that she's getting a bill for it.

As for the gas station owner, I certainly wouldn't tell her to leave it on my property for God knows how long, because it can imply that the owner took responsibility for the car until she could pick it up. She could then claim that it's the owner's fault if anything happened to the car, real or imagined. That's what I meant by "open himself up to liability". In our litigious society, no good deed goes unpunished. Sad, but true.

The towing company should probably give her a bit of a discount, or at least waive the storage fees for a few days, as a gesture of goodwill. They're not obligated to though, they didn't light her on fire.

I agree wholeheartedly with your "let's all help each other" sentiment, but everyone's ire shouldn't be directed toward the gas station owner nor the towing company, it should be directed toward the asshole who lit her on fire. He's the one who doesn't belong in society.
 
2012-06-16 05:20:38 PM  
What kind of Mercedes did she have, a full size van?
 
2012-06-16 08:05:21 PM  
i fail to see what paper the never receieved restraining order would be printed on, that would be so inflammable as to stop her from catching on fire
 
2012-06-16 08:19:57 PM  

RehcamretsneF: i fail to see what paper the never receieved restraining order would be printed on, that would be so inflammable as to stop her from catching on fire


Inflammable means "able to catch on fire", which means the same thing as flammable. I know, it doesn't make sense to me, either.
 
2012-06-17 12:42:53 PM  

oh_please: jabelar: Ummm, the point is that you might expect people to HELP one another. If you're the towing company, wouldn't you say "here's a freebie", or if you're the gas station owner maybe say "let's just roll it over to the side and let her leave it here until she can pick it up".

When $400 or having a car parked on your property is more important to you than helping someone who was horrendously injured, you basically don't belong in society.

Ummm, my point wasn't that any of this was "fair" to her in the moral sense, it was pointing out that someone has to pay for the tow, and it shouldn't surprise nor outrage her that she's getting a bill for it.

As for the gas station owner, I certainly wouldn't tell her to leave it on my property for God knows how long, because it can imply that the owner took responsibility for the car until she could pick it up. She could then claim that it's the owner's fault if anything happened to the car, real or imagined. That's what I meant by "open himself up to liability". In our litigious society, no good deed goes unpunished. Sad, but true.

The towing company should probably give her a bit of a discount, or at least waive the storage fees for a few days, as a gesture of goodwill. They're not obligated to though, they didn't light her on fire.

I agree wholeheartedly with your "let's all help each other" sentiment, but everyone's ire shouldn't be directed toward the gas station owner nor the towing company, it should be directed toward the asshole who lit her on fire. He's the one who doesn't belong in society.


Sorry, you're repeating the same sentiment and I have the same problem with it. I totally think it is outrageous that the gas station owner would think that way.

First of all, you don't ever need to pay for anything like that. If you're looking out at a car you want moved, you simply have to think like this:

- I wonder if that woman has family or friends here, maybe I'll phone them to get them to pick up the car. If I don't know their family maybe I'll phone a reporter that reported on the story.
- Hmmm, I couldn't get hold of family so I guess it needs to be towed. But towing costs money, either I feel bad for her and can spare the cost (and maybe I can get some free advertising for my station if I mention this to a local reporter), or I can't spare the money so I need to find someone to help out.
- I call a local church and see if they can take up a collection to pay for the towing fee, or put up a sign and take a collection from people coming into the gas station, and phone up some towing companies to see if they might do it for free (and get some free advertising if they mention it to a local reporter).

Anyway, there are so many ways that a person could have been charitable and it is obvious that no one in this story bothered.

Honestly, the gas station's attitude (and yours) is outrageous -- I totally expect people will rally around victims, especially related to small inconveniences.
 
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