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2013-05-05 11:09:16 AM
yah i'd rather walk a few blocks
 
2013-05-05 11:17:49 AM
"I loved that car," said Rita Brousseau, the city's Purchasing Agent, who owned the third vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Tuscon, which was totaled. "It was my first brand new car. Right off the lot. It was fully loaded. I planned on running that thing into the ground."

Well then, looks like the guy saved you some time!
 
2013-05-05 11:27:46 AM
When Antonio Bueno - a 73-year-old city worker with a 17-year record of speeding, running stop signs, accidents and license suspensions - got behind the wheel of another man's car in a public parking lot he was attending last week, chaos ensued.

No es bueno.
 
2013-05-05 11:42:17 AM
"They have no business being in anyone's vehicle except their own," Isensee said about his parking attendants. "We don't valet park cars."

Then how the fark did he get the keys?
 
2013-05-05 11:44:57 AM
www.signspotting.com
 
2013-05-05 01:06:08 PM
emilycswanson.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-05 03:45:55 PM

Relatively Obscure:


Ok leaving satisfied.
 
2013-05-05 03:47:09 PM
In before- ah, shiat!
 
2013-05-05 03:49:24 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: "They have no business being in anyone's vehicle except their own," Isensee said about his parking attendants. "We don't valet park cars."

Then how the fark did he get the keys?


Who needs keys when ya got a screwdriver?
 
2013-05-05 03:51:39 PM

FloydA: "I loved that car," said Rita Brousseau, the city's Purchasing Agent, who owned the third vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Tuscon, which was totaled. "It was my first brand new car. Right off the lot. It was fully loaded. I planned on running that thing into the ground."

Well then, looks like the guy saved you some time!


Since they use the blue-book value to calculate it, isn't a 2006 Hyundai is more or less "totaled" by a door ding or broken headlight anyway?

She could easily take the check from the insurance company and use it to repair her car and continue running it into the ground. I'll bet she would even have a bit left over.
 
2013-05-05 03:51:55 PM

Relatively Obscure: [emilycswanson.files.wordpress.com image 688x288]


Thank you.
 
2013-05-05 03:54:19 PM
Antonio Bueno, a 73-year-old city worker with a 17-year record of speeding, running stop signs, accidents and license suspensions ...

Note -  City Worker ...seventeen year record ...

freepostermaker.com
 
2013-05-05 03:54:32 PM

Relatively Obscure: [emilycswanson.files.wordpress.com image 688x288]


I see your Ferris Bueller reference and raise you Police Academy:
derryx.com
 
2013-05-05 03:55:30 PM
If the guy didnt evenhave any traffic vilations until he was 57, then the has a better record than most of us for his age.

Feliz cinco de mayo ombre loco.
 
2013-05-05 03:56:07 PM
How the hell did she get a "brand new" 2006 Hyundai??
 
2013-05-05 03:58:01 PM

YodaBlues: Relatively Obscure: [emilycswanson.files.wordpress.com image 688x288]

I see your Ferris Bueller reference and raise you Police Academy:
[derryx.com image 600x429]


Is this not a reasonable place to park?
 
2013-05-05 03:59:49 PM
Words of dread "I am working for the government, I am here to help you."
 
2013-05-05 04:01:36 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How the hell did she get a "brand new" 2006 Hyundai??


By

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How the hell did she get a "brand new" 2006 Hyundai??


Probably installed a new odometer.
 
2013-05-05 04:05:08 PM

Astorix: Words of dread "I am working for the government, I am here to help you."


Also scary: "I'm 73, give me the keys."
 
2013-05-05 04:07:15 PM
Well , at least he wasn't parking cars for the Farmer's Market.

Also pic related:
www.southparkstudios.com
 
2013-05-05 04:14:06 PM

UsikFark: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How the hell did she get a "brand new" 2006 Hyundai??

By Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How the hell did she get a "brand new" 2006 Hyundai??

Probably installed a new odometer.


I'm betting that she ment that she bought it brand new, in 2006. Not that she had just bought it.
 
2013-05-05 04:15:42 PM
So much fail. Guy for crashing several cars, lady for being emotionally attached to a Hyundai, city for keeping the guy on the payroll after the previous incident, and subby for referring to the incident as valet parking.
 
2013-05-05 04:23:02 PM

EvilEgg: Relatively Obscure:

Ok leaving satisfied.


I'm baffled why it took as long as it did for someone to post it.
 
2013-05-05 04:24:04 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How the hell did she get a "brand new" 2006 Hyundai??


Maybe she bought it in 2006?  Just brainstorming...
 
2013-05-05 04:26:41 PM

Good Behavior Day: So much fail. Guy for crashing several cars, lady for being emotionally attached to a Hyundai, city for keeping the guy on the payroll after the previous incident, and subby for referring to the incident as valet parking.


C'mon, the vehicle can be critical

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

/Also, that is one helluva of a good lead to the article.
 
2013-05-05 04:29:35 PM
feature that needs to become common on high end cars: "valet keys" that restrict top speed, acceleration, etc. Also, "teenager keys".
 
2013-05-05 04:34:40 PM

EdNortonsTwin: If the guy didnt evenhave any traffic vilations until he was 57, then the has a better record than most of us for his age.


Article doesn't say when he moved from Dominican Republic.  His record there might be illuminating.
 
2013-05-05 04:36:19 PM

mllawso: feature that needs to become common on high end cars: "valet keys" that restrict top speed, acceleration, etc. Also, "teenager keys".


Dude, patent that, stat.

/actually, you probably can't
//Segway already does it
 
2013-05-05 04:38:05 PM
Si. Muy bueno.
 
2013-05-05 04:39:45 PM

umad: FloydA: "I loved that car," said Rita Brousseau, the city's Purchasing Agent, who owned the third vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Tuscon, which was totaled. "It was my first brand new car. Right off the lot. It was fully loaded. I planned on running that thing into the ground."

Well then, looks like the guy saved you some time!

Since they use the blue-book value to calculate it, isn't a 2006 Hyundai is more or less "totaled" by a door ding or broken headlight anyway?

She could easily take the check from the insurance company and use it to repair her car and continue running it into the ground. I'll bet she would even have a bit left over.


Except that to get that check, the insurance gets the car.

They total the car, pay you, salvage & repair the car if they can, and sell it. It cant be repaired they part it out.

That way it costs less to them for for claim, but you still get full claim amount on your insurance record.
 
2013-05-05 04:49:56 PM
How about a valet key that if the car is driven more than, let's say, a half mile off the lot, the doors lock, the engine seizes up, and the gas tank explodes.
 
2013-05-05 04:50:56 PM

Relatively Obscure:


Also came for this, also leaving satisfied.
 
2013-05-05 04:59:09 PM
I put a car that was less than 6 months off the lot in valet when I was in Philly for the night a few years back - because I sure didn't want it out on the street.

It came out with a football sized dent in the bumper.  And no, they didn't make it free parking.
 
2013-05-05 05:00:03 PM
Ok leaving satisfied.
 
2013-05-05 05:09:39 PM
Nice to see the charges were dropped after he threatened to kill somebody for photographing him in a double parked city truck. That on top of his inability to drive makes him a real city asset.
 
2013-05-05 05:17:36 PM

FrancoFile: mllawso: feature that needs to become common on high end cars: "valet keys" that restrict top speed, acceleration, etc. Also, "teenager keys".

Dude, patent that, stat.

/actually, you probably can't
//Segway already does it


jjorsett: Nice to see the charges were dropped after he threatened to kill somebody for photographing him in a double parked city truck. That on top of his inability to drive makes him a real city asset.


I've always thought it would be a good idea to have a speed monitor on a teen's car. Like a dial that gets pushed up everytime the teen goes fast and stays there at the top speed so that parents can see how fast their kid went. Make it so it costs like $50 to reset, and force the teen to pay it everytime they go over whatever speed their parents say is too fast.
 
2013-05-05 05:18:24 PM
Yeah, I do tend to avoid using the valet, particularly at parking lots that don't offer valet service.
 
2013-05-05 05:24:49 PM
Also, this:

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2013-05-05 05:31:51 PM
Did anyone read the rest of the article? It made my head explode. Apparently this wasn't just a 73-year old dude, it was a pissed-off murderous 73-year old dude from the Dominican Republic. Yow.

Bueno jumped from the truck and confronted the minister, Edwin Rodriguez, shouting obscenities and bumping into him, Rodriguez told police.
"I know who (you are). You don't scare me," Bueno told Rodriguez, according to a police report.

"I will put a bullet in your head. If you were in my country, I would have already put a bullet in your head and throw you in a pit," Rodriquez said Bueno told him. Bueno was born in the Dominican Republic. Bueno was charged with assault and battery and threats to kill. The charges were dismissed. Rodriguez has taken out nomination papers to run for mayor.
 
2013-05-05 06:02:17 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always thought it would be a good idea to have a speed monitor on a teen's car. Like a dial that gets pushed up everytime the teen goes fast and stays there at the top speed so that parents can see how fast their kid went. Make it so it costs like $50 to reset, and force the teen to pay it everytime they go over whatever speed their parents say is too fast.


And it stays at 55 for months, the parents aren't worried.... meanwhile little Johnny has been doing 55 in a school zone regularly.

The "Snapshot", from Progressive Insurance, is similarly stupid. You need a GPS if you want to monitor what a driver is doing.
 
2013-05-05 06:23:22 PM
I'd like to show up to valet parking with a 3 on the tree.
 
2013-05-05 06:26:22 PM

sunderland56: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always thought it would be a good idea to have a speed monitor on a teen's car. Like a dial that gets pushed up everytime the teen goes fast and stays there at the top speed so that parents can see how fast their kid went. Make it so it costs like $50 to reset, and force the teen to pay it everytime they go over whatever speed their parents say is too fast.

And it stays at 55 for months, the parents aren't worried.... meanwhile little Johnny has been doing 55 in a school zone regularly.

The "Snapshot", from Progressive Insurance, is similarly stupid. You need a GPS if you want to monitor what a driver is doing.


From my experience with school zones and teenagers, is that they will get caught if they are flagrant violaters  Personally I'd be much more concerned about the kids going too fast on the freeway, I think the risk to life and limb is much greater at freeway and super-freeway speeds. Hence the speedometer idea.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-05 06:36:13 PM
Did anyone read the rest of the article? It made my head explode. Apparently this wasn't just a 73-year old dude, it was a pissed-off murderous 73-year old dude from the Dominican Republic. Yow.

Pissed-off murderous 73-year old dude with ties to the corrupt-but-they-can't-pin-anything-on-him yet mayor.

Lawrence politics makes fun reading from 30-40 miles away.
 
2013-05-05 06:38:40 PM
FTFA: City worker has history of moving violations, accidents, license suspensions

By all means, hire this guy as a valet driver.
 
2013-05-05 06:46:47 PM
I'm sure that insurance companies have a demographic analysis of accidents. I would love to see which nations originate the worst drivers. I have my own theories.
 
2013-05-05 06:57:54 PM

FrancoFile: mllawso: feature that needs to become common on high end cars: "valet keys" that restrict top speed, acceleration, etc. Also, "teenager keys".

Dude, patent that, stat.

/actually, you probably can't
//Segway already does it


So does Ferrari.
 
2013-05-05 07:01:12 PM

LokiGwar: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How the hell did she get a "brand new" 2006 Hyundai??

Maybe she bought it in 2006?  Just brainstorming...


Then it's not brand new. It's 7 years old. 2006 was almost 10 years ago.
 
2013-05-05 07:04:29 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: LokiGwar: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How the hell did she get a "brand new" 2006 Hyundai??

Maybe she bought it in 2006?  Just brainstorming...

Then it's not brand new. It's 7 years old. 2006 was almost 10 years ago.


Reading comprehension, how does it work.

it's the first car she bought that was brand new at the time that she bought it.  Is that really so hard to understand?
 
2013-05-05 07:21:32 PM

FrancoFile: mllawso: feature that needs to become common on high end cars: "valet keys" that restrict top speed, acceleration, etc. Also, "teenager keys".

Dude, patent that, stat.

/actually, you probably can't
//Segway already does it


My 2000 VW Jetta had a "Valet Key" that did all of that.  Also kept them from popping the trunk, glove box, or gas tank.  F--- valets.
 
2013-05-05 07:22:50 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: LokiGwar: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How the hell did she get a "brand new" 2006 Hyundai??

Maybe she bought it in 2006?  Just brainstorming...

Then it's not brand new. It's 7 years old. 2006 was almost 10 years ago.


FTFA: "I loved that car," said Rita Brousseau, the city's Purchasing Agent, who owned the third vehicle, a 2006 Hyundai Tuscon, which was totaled. "It was my first brand new car. Right off the lot. It was fully loaded. I planned on running that thing into the ground."

She didn't buy it yesterday.  She bought it new, in 2006, and was going to run it into the ground.  Or, what FrancoFile said.
 
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