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(McDowell News)   Vacationer in New Hampshire hits head, gets amnesia. Walks to home state North Carolina while working odd jobs to pay for food. N.C. police ID him from initials in wedding band   (www2.mcdowellnews.com ) divider line
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2012-08-12 10:25:36 AM  
From there, Hensley, with the help of telecommunicators, began checking a nationwide crime database

Thank god for those telecommunicators, whoever they are, eh?
 
2012-08-12 11:19:06 AM  
At 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Steve Hensley and Deputy Jacob Crowder of the McDowell County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a man walking on U.S. 70 near Old Fort carrying a pillowcase

Good thing he wasn't blah.
 
2012-08-12 01:05:44 PM  
I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police? He remembered what police are, I assume. Looking at the pic of his wife, the guy simply bailed on his life.
 
2012-08-12 01:21:00 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Why didn't he just go to the police?


Good question

He remembered what police are, I assume

Good answer.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-08-12 02:29:10 PM  
Everybody knows amnesia from a bump on the head is cured by a second bump on the head. Why did nobody hit him?
 
2012-08-12 02:37:25 PM  

torch: From there, Hensley, with the help of telecommunicators, began checking a nationwide crime database

Thank god for those telecommunicators, whoever they are, eh?


the f*ck is a telecommunicator anyway?
 
2012-08-12 03:03:17 PM  

ZAZ: Everybody knows amnesia from a bump on the head is cured by a second bump on the head. Why did nobody hit him?


HA! I thought real amnesia was extremely rare. Are they sure this guy didn't have a stroke or something?
 
2012-08-12 04:09:22 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police? He remembered what police are, I assume. Looking at the pic of his wife, the guy simply bailed on his life.


What he has is a closed head injury, which can make you do any number of wacky things, like stop breathing or being able to move. Why do Alzheimer's patients wander all over town, they know who the police are too.
 
2012-08-12 04:37:25 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police?


Yeah, that's totally unbelievable. A guy that got hit on the head and couldn't think straight did something illogical.

/eye roll
//If we has seriously bailing, he wouldn't have headed TOWARDS his wife.
 
2012-08-12 04:42:03 PM  

Krieghund: TheDumbBlonde: I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police?

Yeah, that's totally unbelievable. A guy that got hit on the head and couldn't think straight did something illogical.

/eye roll
//If we has seriously bailing, he wouldn't have headed TOWARDS his wife.


He didn't have a choice.

Gravitational fields, how do they work?
 
2012-08-12 04:43:30 PM  
Sounds like just another Tuesday to me.
 
2012-08-12 04:46:34 PM  

Babwa Wawa: torch: From there, Hensley, with the help of telecommunicators, began checking a nationwide crime database

Thank god for those telecommunicators, whoever they are, eh?

the f*ck is a telecommunicator anyway?


thecorner.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-12 04:54:06 PM  
I think this qualifies him to run for Congress in most states.
 
2012-08-12 04:54:27 PM  
Despite what TV shows you, that's not how amnesia works. He either had a stroke, has some form of dementia, or simply bailed.
 
2012-08-12 04:56:03 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Should have left notes for himself.
 
2012-08-12 05:00:20 PM  
Fit After 50 Walking ClubWhen:8/14/2012 Tue 7:00 am
Where:Corpening Memorial YMCA


From sidebar. I think they have a new leader.
 
2012-08-12 05:01:41 PM  
I love this guy he sounds awesome. 72 years old and he works his way clean back home?
 
2012-08-12 05:02:01 PM  
YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN, COURIER.
 
2012-08-12 05:02:41 PM  

Silly Jesus: Krieghund: TheDumbBlonde: I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police?

Yeah, that's totally unbelievable. A guy that got hit on the head and couldn't think straight did something illogical.

/eye roll
//If we has seriously bailing, he wouldn't have headed TOWARDS his wife.

He didn't have a choice.

Gravitational fields, how do they work?


Revenge for a hammer upside of his head?
 
2012-08-12 05:04:11 PM  
Jack Sprat and his wife are reunited.
 
2012-08-12 05:07:26 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

too obscure?
 
2012-08-12 05:07:31 PM  
cdn1.sciencefiction.com

You know who else used amnesia as an excuse?
 
2012-08-12 05:08:45 PM  

Krieghund: TheDumbBlonde: I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police?

Yeah, that's totally unbelievable. A guy that got hit on the head and couldn't think straight did something illogical.


Intentionally hitchhiking/walking from New Hampshire to North Carolina and being able to find odd jobs along the way for food money sounds like straight, logical thinking to me. It's not as if they found him just wandering around aimlessly.
 
2012-08-12 05:11:12 PM  

Silly Jesus: Krieghund: TheDumbBlonde: I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police?

Yeah, that's totally unbelievable. A guy that got hit on the head and couldn't think straight did something illogical.

/eye roll
//If we has seriously bailing, he wouldn't have headed TOWARDS his wife.

He didn't have a choice.

Gravitational fields, how do they work?


i3.kym-cdn.com

MAPS AND GRAVITY DO NOT WORK THAT WAY!
 
2012-08-12 05:12:41 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-12 05:19:52 PM  
www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-08-12 05:27:25 PM  

Warchild0: Babwa Wawa: torch: From there, Hensley, with the help of telecommunicators, began checking a nationwide crime database

Thank god for those telecommunicators, whoever they are, eh?

the f*ck is a telecommunicator anyway?

[thecorner.files.wordpress.com image 350x302]


blog.gadgethelpline.com

Where do they KEEP those things, anyways?

I mean, the uniforms don't have pockets, and they don't use fanny packs or anything. They do carry a tricorder like a man-purse at times, but the communicators they just pull out of hammerspace when they need it.
 
2012-08-12 05:29:24 PM  
Another getaway plan ruined by marriage.
 
2012-08-12 05:31:51 PM  
img401.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-12 05:49:52 PM  
Oznog:
Where do they KEEP those things, anyways?

I mean, the uniforms don't have pockets, and they don't use fanny packs or anything. They do carry a tricorder like a man-purse at times, but the communicators they just pull out of hammerspace when they need it.

Velcro.

/srsly
 
2012-08-12 05:51:07 PM  
Remember: anybody who has ever said that they have amnesia, even if they honestly don't remember very important details from their lives, is lying through their teeth. There is no such thing as amnesia; it's all a lie, and everyone in the world who's been diagnosed with this "amnesia" needs to come clean to their loved ones, who's lives they've ruined by pretending not to recognize their own mothers, daughters, brothers, best friends, etc.

Quit lying to everyone, you selfish farkers.
 
2012-08-12 05:56:30 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police? He remembered what police are, I assume. Looking at the pic of his wife, the guy simply bailed on his life.


You're an ass, but i guess i am too, for my first thought was he was trying to get away from the whale that is is spouse.
 
2012-08-12 05:56:59 PM  

Devolving_Spud: [upload.wikimedia.org image 180x238]

too obscure?


Lester Pate?
 
2012-08-12 06:11:01 PM  
Make that 49 ways to leave your lover.

I got a concussion while playing hockey as a kid. There is a week missing from my life. They told me I kept asking what time it was about every 30 seconds. It was as if someone kept hitting my reset button. I was awake, but just wasn't functioning properly.
 
2012-08-12 06:24:26 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: Make that 49 ways to leave your lover.

I got a concussion while playing hockey as a kid. There is a week missing from my life. They told me I kept asking what time it was about every 30 seconds. It was as if someone kept hitting my reset button. I was awake, but just wasn't functioning properly.


Actually, this just happened 5 days ago. You've lived a lifetime in 5 days and when you wake up your maturity will far surpass that of your parents. Beer to celebrate? I don't think so - it'll be a few years. Look on the bright side - you still have to work forty years to retirement! Er, I'm sure there's a few bright sides. Get well soon.
 
2012-08-12 06:29:37 PM  
72 year old?

Old age isn't for pussies.
 
2012-08-12 06:32:51 PM  

Silly Jesus: Krieghund: TheDumbBlonde: I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police?

Yeah, that's totally unbelievable. A guy that got hit on the head and couldn't think straight did something illogical.

/eye roll
//If we has seriously bailing, he wouldn't have headed TOWARDS his wife.

He didn't have a choice.

Gravitational fields, how do they work?


I laughed at that a lot harder than i should have. Now i feel bad.
 
2012-08-12 06:37:08 PM  
images.sodahead.com

Does anyone here NOT have amnesia?
 
2012-08-12 06:41:12 PM  

Ficoce: InternetSecurityGuard: Make that 49 ways to leave your lover.

I got a concussion while playing hockey as a kid. There is a week missing from my life. They told me I kept asking what time it was about every 30 seconds. It was as if someone kept hitting my reset button. I was awake, but just wasn't functioning properly.

Actually, this just happened 5 days ago. You've lived a lifetime in 5 days and when you wake up your maturity will far surpass that of your parents. Beer to celebrate? I don't think so - it'll be a few years. Look on the bright side - you still have to work forty years to retirement! Er, I'm sure there's a few bright sides. Get well soon.


Thanks. That answers a few questions. Like why I'm now riding a tricycle instead of my beloved 1980 Honda CB900 Custom. :-)
 
2012-08-12 06:48:48 PM  
You mean to tell me that this guy was hitchhiking between New Hampshire and North Carolina and he didn't seem suspicious? And, why were people hiring him? Didn't they need to complete an I-9 form?

*checks article*

Oh, he's white. Never mind.
 
2012-08-12 06:49:04 PM  

prgrmr: Oznog:
Where do they KEEP those things, anyways?

I mean, the uniforms don't have pockets, and they don't use fanny packs or anything. They do carry a tricorder like a man-purse at times, but the communicators they just pull out of hammerspace when they need it.

Velcro.

/srsly


And belts. Don't forget the belts people sometimes wear.
Way too much info on Star Trek belts
 
2012-08-12 06:55:03 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: I call bullshiat on this story. Why didn't he just go to the police? He remembered what police are, I assume. Looking at the pic of his wife, the guy simply bailed on his life.


He just needed to get away from the wife for awile .
 
2012-08-12 07:07:28 PM  
That's the second NH based article today! Hooray for NH!

I heard this news when they first reported him missing. This seems to happen too often here in NH. I assumed, like most methinks, that he was a goner. Lots of folks get lost in the woods unprepared for New England nighttime weather.

Do people really still pick up hitchhikers? Or hire "drifters?"
 
2012-08-12 07:18:00 PM  

JonPace: Despite what TV shows you, that's not how amnesia works. He either had a stroke, has some form of dementia, or simply bailed.


I agree, it seems much more likely he has dementia.
 
2012-08-12 07:38:12 PM  

Krieghund: JonPace: Despite what TV shows you, that's not how amnesia works. He either had a stroke, has some form of dementia, or simply bailed.

I agree, it seems much more likely he has dementia.


He's been married a long time. I'm not 50 yet and think about doing that vacations. Just leaving with the clothes on your back makes it easier on everyone. If you get caught - Wow, I must have hit my head. Any other story and the wife will be pissed.
 
2012-08-12 08:04:35 PM  

0z79: Remember: anybody who has ever said that they have amnesia, even if they honestly don't remember very important details from their lives, is lying through their teeth. There is no such thing as amnesia; it's all a lie, and everyone in the world who's been diagnosed with this "amnesia" needs to come clean to their loved ones, who's lives they've ruined by pretending not to recognize their own mothers, daughters, brothers, best friends, etc.

Quit lying to everyone, you selfish farkers.


Geez, if I was your dad I would have left and pretended not to know you too.

/it's your fault he left
 
2012-08-12 09:51:13 PM  
Someone disappears for two weeks, is found hundreds of miles away with amnesia and no one suspects aliens?

Someone call the FBI.

www.starstore.com
 
2012-08-13 01:55:18 AM  

InternetSecurityGuard: Ficoce: InternetSecurityGuard: Make that 49 ways to leave your lover.

I got a concussion while playing hockey as a kid. There is a week missing from my life. They told me I kept asking what time it was about every 30 seconds. It was as if someone kept hitting my reset button. I was awake, but just wasn't functioning properly.

Actually, this just happened 5 days ago. You've lived a lifetime in 5 days and when you wake up your maturity will far surpass that of your parents. Beer to celebrate? I don't think so - it'll be a few years. Look on the bright side - you still have to work forty years to retirement! Er, I'm sure there's a few bright sides. Get well soon.

Thanks. That answers a few questions. Like why I'm now riding a tricycle instead of my beloved 1980 Honda CB900 Custom. :-)


See you later, Navigator!
 
2012-08-13 07:23:24 AM  

Diana Fyer: Devolving_Spud: [upload.wikimedia.org image 180x238]

too obscure?

Lester Pate?


Tate, Lester Tate.

/All these questions and more will be answered on this episode of Soap.
 
2012-08-13 02:45:28 PM  
Did they put the ring in a fire to read the runes initials?
 
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