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2013-05-04 03:38:36 PM
County commissioners say they won't foot the bill for a crane, and they don't think the helicopter owner's suggestion to have someone rappel from a real chopper and snatch the miniature one off is, well, very realistic or worthwhile.

I think the mini-helicopter looks rather appropriate where it is.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-04 04:21:54 PM
"Look," the sheriff told The Columbus Dispatch. "Let's put this in perspective. He ran a helicopter into county property. It's no different than if someone hit the courthouse with their car. We took a report. We're done."

If someone hit the county courthouse it would be a jackpot for the county. Police on overtime to guard the scene, workers on overtime to patch the hole, well connected contractors to repair the hole, all billed to the driver. But instead of billing the helicopter pilot $10,000 for an emergency fire department ladder response the county is taking the cheap way out.
 
2013-05-04 04:49:33 PM

ZAZ: "Look," the sheriff told The Columbus Dispatch. "Let's put this in perspective. He ran a helicopter into county property. It's no different than if someone hit the courthouse with their car. We took a report. We're done."

If someone hit the county courthouse it would be a jackpot for the county. Police on overtime to guard the scene, workers on overtime to patch the hole, well connected contractors to repair the hole, all billed to the driver. But instead of billing the helicopter pilot $10,000 for an emergency fire department ladder response the county is taking the cheap way out.


Rescue it with a second mini-copter?

Or just go ♫Back In Tiiime♫  to stop him?
 
2013-05-04 05:30:51 PM

goatleggedfellow: Or just go ♫Back In Tiiime♫  to stop him?


Are you watching that today too?
 
2013-05-04 05:31:22 PM
5 bucks on the janitor getting fired for using a long pole to dislodge the mini-choppa instead of spending millions on some ludicrously complicated 111-part plan to remove the mini-choppa.
 
2013-05-04 05:34:53 PM

ZAZ: "Look," the sheriff told The Columbus Dispatch. "Let's put this in perspective. He ran a helicopter into county property. It's no different than if someone hit the courthouse with their car. We took a report. We're done."

If someone hit the county courthouse it would be a jackpot for the county. Police on overtime to guard the scene, workers on overtime to patch the hole, well connected contractors to repair the hole, all billed to the driver. But instead of billing the helicopter pilot $10,000 for an emergency fire department ladder response the county is taking the cheap way out.


If someone hit the county courthouse, it would take 55 minutes for the ONE officer on duty to respond to the scene, there would be arguments between the three commissioners over who to hire to get it fixed, and in the end it would be a half assed job that would need redone again. This is the county that argued for 8 years over a 3/4 mile stretch of road to connect the two major roadways to get traffic off residential streets that in the end costed 3 million dollars.

/Why yes I'm from this town. //Do I sound pissed?
 
2013-05-04 05:36:23 PM

iheartscotch: 5 bucks on the janitor getting fired for using a long pole to dislodge the mini-choppa instead of spending millions on some ludicrously complicated 111-part plan to remove the mini-choppa.


You and the janitor should just move to Somalia if you don't like civilization.
 
2013-05-04 05:40:01 PM

TomD9938: iheartscotch: 5 bucks on the janitor getting fired for using a long pole to dislodge the mini-choppa instead of spending millions on some ludicrously complicated 111-part plan to remove the mini-choppa.

You and the janitor should just move to Somalia if you don't like civilization.


Yeah? Well, I'll just make my own statue of Lady Justice; with blackjack and hookers!
 
2013-05-04 05:44:59 PM
"We took a report. We're done."

99.9% of police work, right there.
 
2013-05-04 05:49:52 PM

untaken_name: "We took a report. We're done."

99.9% of police work, right there.


To be fair, this county is so underfunded, all they can do is file a report.

Last year we had three 12-14 year olds go out and slash tires during the night. They got two tires on my car. 43 cars in total, some of them all four tires. So I along with everyone else calls it in to the Sheriff. They took the report over the phone. Mind you this is 8AM. They didnt send anyone out until THE NEXT FARKING DAY to take pictures for evidence. The deputy taking pictures didnt know they had actually arrested the farking kids the night before! What a terrible farking county.
 
2013-05-04 06:01:25 PM

jayphat: To be fair, this county is so underfunded, all they can do is file a report.


Right. That's why they're able to operate several speed traps at varying locations 24/7. Oddly, they don't just file reports on violations of the traffic code. Only property crimes and assaults. Gotta have those priorities straight.
 
2013-05-04 06:12:19 PM

untaken_name: jayphat: To be fair, this county is so underfunded, all they can do is file a report.

Right. That's why they're able to operate several speed traps at varying locations 24/7. Oddly, they don't just file reports on violations of the traffic code. Only property crimes and assaults. Gotta have those priorities straight.


Where have you seen a speed trap?
 
2013-05-04 06:40:33 PM
"Look," the sheriff told The Columbus Dispatch. "Let's put this in perspective. He ran a helicopter into county property. It's no different than if someone hit the courthouse with their car. We took a report. We're done."
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2013-05-04 06:49:42 PM
Why does that "Justice" look like a circus clown holding scales and a sword (and a helicopter)?
 
2013-05-04 06:57:55 PM
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It's mine now, dick.  Keep bothering me to return it and I'll shove this sword right up your ass.
 
2013-05-04 07:07:10 PM

jayphat: untaken_name: jayphat: To be fair, this county is so underfunded, all they can do is file a report.

Right. That's why they're able to operate several speed traps at varying locations 24/7. Oddly, they don't just file reports on violations of the traffic code. Only property crimes and assaults. Gotta have those priorities straight.

Where have you seen a speed trap?


All over. Where haven't you?
 
2013-05-04 07:08:02 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Why does that "Justice" look like a circus clown holding scales and a sword (and a helicopter)?


Because the commisioners have spent the counties money on "drawing industry" instead of building upkeep. Nevermind businesses won't come here because the workbase has the work ethics of a potato, fark that. Lets build that industrial park out in farking nowhere.
 
2013-05-04 07:08:59 PM

untaken_name: jayphat: untaken_name: jayphat: To be fair, this county is so underfunded, all they can do is file a report.

Right. That's why they're able to operate several speed traps at varying locations 24/7. Oddly, they don't just file reports on violations of the traffic code. Only property crimes and assaults. Gotta have those priorities straight.

Where have you seen a speed trap?

All over. Where haven't you?


Are you from here? Because I've never seen a deputy in a speed trap.
 
2013-05-04 09:44:10 PM
After a week of back-and-forth about who was responsible for retrieving the device, how it could be done and how much it would cost,

...but they have the money and time to argue about who is responsible for retrieving the device, how it could be done, and how much it would cost, I notice.
 
2013-05-04 10:04:25 PM

Gyrfalcon: After a week of back-and-forth about who was responsible for retrieving the device, how it could be done and how much it would cost,

...but they have the money and time to argue about who is responsible for retrieving the device, how it could be done, and how much it would cost, I notice.


That's what this town is good for. Arguing about who is to blame.
 
2013-05-04 10:10:46 PM

Gyrfalcon: After a week of back-and-forth about who was responsible for retrieving the device, how it could be done and how much it would cost,

...but they have the money and time to argue about who is responsible for retrieving the device, how it could be done, and how much it would cost, I notice.


And ya will also notice that while all the upper manager types were arguing a janitor with a stick solved the problem....
 
2013-05-04 10:57:22 PM
In other news, I lost a kite in a power line when I was 5.

No, seriously, how is this even a news article?
 
2013-05-04 11:23:18 PM

Gabrielmot: In other news, I lost a kite in a power line when I was 5.

No, seriously, how is this even a news article?


You should have seen the talking heads when this first happened. They wanted the guy brought up on charges. I mean, who gave this guy permission to take pictures?  That was their entire argument.
 
2013-05-04 11:51:41 PM

Pribar: Gyrfalcon: After a week of back-and-forth about who was responsible for retrieving the device, how it could be done and how much it would cost,

...but they have the money and time to argue about who is responsible for retrieving the device, how it could be done, and how much it would cost, I notice.

And ya will also notice that while all the upper manager types were arguing a janitor with a stick solved the problem....


I'd have loved to have been there while they were arguing.

"We could hire in a crane, and lower three guys down on a rope..."
"Three?"
"One to grab the choppah, one to steady him, and one to hold the man steadying the grabber..."
"What if we got a truck, put a cherry-picker on the flatbed, and put four men in the cherrypicker?"
"Four?"
One to grab the choppah, one to steady him, one to hold the man steadying the grabber, and one to balance both of them on the cherrypicker..."
"And we'll need three more on the flatbed to keep the cherrypicker still..."
"What's this?"
"It's the choppah...while you were arguing, Fred the janitor knocked it down with a long stick."
 
2013-05-05 09:40:59 AM
Who would want to attack Buford?  He's a tenacious sheriff.

www.ridelust.com
 
2013-05-05 09:44:02 AM
I see the long stick argument has been well covered.

/seriously, why is this so hard?
//also, WHY IS THE ROOF IN SUCH DISREPAIR!?
 
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