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2013-03-10 08:28:52 AM

Duck_of_Doom: CasperImproved: I'll not assume the first ticketer was in error. Maybe it was late night, no moon, and snow or frost on the windows. The second ticketer? No. No same excuse is not available.

And I am not even spanking on the ticketer. Just the lame ass attitude that is prevalent in it's issuance. He/she did not even notice the dead body. Did they even consider the reason why the vehicle was still there after the first ticket?

There are lots of reasons before "dead guy in car" even comes up.  Abandoned vehicle, stolen & abandoned vehicle, owner didn't use the car the next day so didn't go out and see ticket, person was away and didn't see ticket.  How was the ticketer supposed to know?  It's probably not the first time the ticketer encountered a vehicle with ONE ticket on it already.  Should a ticketer look inside every vehicle before/during ticketing?  Should a ticketer open an unlocked vehicle, just in case?  You're nitpicking for a freak thing after you already have some knowledge of the situation - something the ticketer(s) didn't have.

I give leniency to the ticketer because at 2:30 a.m. you can't see well.  Also you never know what someone will do if they see you peering into their car (no matter the hour). Someone upthread said the ticketers aren't police, so they don't have the same authority as police.  That means they probably don't have authority to even look in the car, unless they want to get sued.


I will add to your statement something that the other MI resident folks have left out, MI stops all beer sales at 2am.  Finding someone passed out drunk that cannot be woken at 2:30 am is not uncommon anywhere in the state.  How would a ticketer not know that this guy wasn't 30 minutes ago at a bar?  I know that would be my thought, even if I did see the guy.
 
2013-03-10 08:38:21 AM

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: I was in a car accident in Kalamazoo once.  It took 2 hours to get a cop come out to the interstate to write up the fender bender.


I recall meeting a person that had their van severely damaged by a hit and run driver in a Flint grocery parking lot, they had already waited four hours for the cops when I came across the scene.  According to the employees when I saw them next, the lady waited another two hours before the cop showed up to make a report.  A pick up truck didn't bother backing straight up before cutting the wheel and damaging her van's left side fender and door so badly, I thought the accident happened on the road.  Definitely enough damage to get insurance and cops involved.  It looked more like a t-bone.
 
2013-03-10 11:07:56 AM
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Sometimes it's hard distinguish a dead person from one who is asleep.
 
2013-03-10 11:16:46 AM
Meter maids heard to proclaim "Sorry sir, but your time has expired".
 
2013-03-10 11:52:23 AM
That sucks. The dude had young twin boys.
 
2013-03-10 01:31:13 PM

special20: Two tickets to paradise!


...And we have a winrar!
 
2013-03-10 02:45:57 PM
Ever fall asleep drunk at a drive-in movie only to wake up the next day in the middle of a flea market?

LTCG
 
2013-03-10 04:58:35 PM

kendelrio: ciberido: thesharkman: BarkingUnicorn: Both tickets issued around 2:30 a.m.  Tinted windows?

Its tricky. Tinted windows don't mean nothing. They know who's inside.

Yes, but even so, I think it's very vital, to check, all the same to rock around that's right on time it's hu-hu-hu-hu-hu-hu-hu-hu  TRICKY!!!!!

FTFY


Well done.  I was trying to be subtle :)
 
2013-03-10 07:13:28 PM

Gyrfalcon: HaveBeerWillTravel: Gyrfalcon: CasperImproved: doglover: Gyrfalcon: Bucky Katt: The dude's job isn't to inspect the contents of cars.

Yeah, but the smell?!??! How can you not notice that? Or do people smell that odor of decomp and really not care about the stench?

You ever lived in a city? Mysterious rotting meat smells come and go. It's when they linger shiat gets weird.

You and Bucky should date.

Pretty obvious you two have at least one thing in common.

I'm hearing all this. I'm not buying any of it. Unless the body was frozen solid, after two days it would smell exactly like rotten meat. I can only assume that the ticket officer smelled the awful aroma and said "Meh, not my problem," and wrote the ticket and went about his business...which is exactly the problem.

Believe it or not, not so much. It's cold in Michigan in the winter. He could be in there, eh, a week before it started to smell at ALL. You would be astonished and probably mortified to know how long a corpse will last in a fridge (not a freezer) in the morgue before it gets funky. Trust me.

/My job is awful. Just trust me on this.

I'll trust you that it's cold in Michigan and that you know about corpses in morgue fridges.
[shudder]


I am now Farkied as "guy who knows too much about corpses." Sigh.

(Part of my job is investigations for "unclaimed indigent decedents." A lot of them go unclaimed for... awhile.)
 
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