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(Officer.com)   Would you rather get your stolen scooter back, or have it destroyed along with the thieves in a high speed head-on with a police car?   (officer.com ) divider line
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2013-06-07 11:01:01 AM  
darwin smiles
 
2013-06-07 11:13:07 AM  
I'm glad the cop was all right.
 
2013-06-07 11:26:42 AM  
Destroyed along with the thieves.  They probably ruined it anyway, this way I can just get a new one.
 
2013-06-07 12:08:26 PM  
Assuming the thieves had insurance... is it their insurance or his that pays for the new one?
 
2013-06-07 12:18:09 PM  
Depends on whether I've had my coffee yet.
 
2013-06-07 12:19:03 PM  
Depends if it's on film or not.
 
2013-06-07 12:19:17 PM  
Fair is fair!
 
2013-06-07 12:20:56 PM  
Shortly after 3 a.m., Officer J.H. Crews clocked a motorist going westbound on Skycrest Drive at 55 mph -- 20 miles over the posted speed limit

Crews as traveling 76 mph


So, the cop was going 30mph over the limit to chase down a speeder at 3am? That's some good decision making skills right there. Not to say that the thieves would have survived if he was doing 35, but really? 76mph to chase down a speeder?
 
2013-06-07 12:21:04 PM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-06-07 12:21:22 PM  
Depends on whether I've had my coffee yet.
 
2013-06-07 12:21:57 PM  
They stole it and dyed.  And why would I own a scooter anyway
 
2013-06-07 12:22:02 PM  
Righteous karma on the thieves.
 
2013-06-07 12:22:15 PM  
I'm going to go with the latter.  Particularly if there is decent dash-cam video of the thieves by-passing the court system and going right to the judgment.  (And not by the earthly court system).
 
2013-06-07 12:22:20 PM  
scooter destroyed, criminals faces destroyed, collect insurance money, buy new scooter new transport that isn't a scooter
 
2013-06-07 12:22:33 PM  
Died even.  Though their blood probably made an interesting paint job
 
2013-06-07 12:25:04 PM  
65 MPH on a scooter? I thought scooters could only go 35-40 tops. At what point does a two wheeled vehicle get classified as a motorcycle?
 
2013-06-07 12:25:05 PM  
Noooo, Sasha!!!!

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2013-06-07 12:27:15 PM  
I have insurance and a sense of moral ambiguity....


I don't wish the worst on people but when they get hurt being stupid, I have a problem feeling sympathy.

"They knew what they were getting into when they got on the plane... I say lettem crash"
 
2013-06-07 12:29:25 PM  

ReapTheChaos: 65 MPH on a scooter? I thought scooters could only go 35-40 tops. At what point does a two wheeled vehicle get classified as a motorcycle?


In many states, a 50cc engine or larger is considered a motorcycle, although those are generally only capable of the speeds you describe.  A 150cc can get 65 mph on flat terrain with a reasonably light rider.
 
2013-06-07 12:30:31 PM  
Victims?

The two dirtbags who stole a moped are the victims?

Sorry the victim is the owner of the moped.

Stupid media
 
2013-06-07 12:35:19 PM  

dj_bigbird: Shortly after 3 a.m., Officer J.H. Crews clocked a motorist going westbound on Skycrest Drive at 55 mph -- 20 miles over the posted speed limit

Crews as traveling 76 mph

So, the cop was going 30mph over the limit to chase down a speeder at 3am? That's some good decision making skills right there. Not to say that the thieves would have survived if he was doing 35, but really? 76mph to chase down a speeder?


40 over the limit.  If that pisses you off, stay off the Garden State Parkway.  I've seen the state troopers regularly hitting between 100 and 115 in heavy traffic which would put them closer to 50 over the limit.

/It's possible the that NJ turnpike is even worse.
 
2013-06-07 12:35:32 PM  

ReapTheChaos: 65 MPH on a scooter? I thought scooters could only go 35-40 tops. At what point does a two wheeled vehicle get classified as a motorcycle?


Well let's see, the guy that the moped hit at 47 mph was going 76 according to the article.
 
2013-06-07 12:41:46 PM  
Destroy all thieves. I would've shown up to gloat over the scene.
 
2013-06-07 12:43:54 PM  

Watubi

Fair is fair!



Poor Hubie! His dad should have forked over the 608.00
 
2013-06-07 12:44:15 PM  
So I was initially thinking it was a couple of guys making a getaway on a Rascal or Hoverround, but after reading it was a moped this is equally amusing.
 
2013-06-07 12:44:21 PM  
Did they key the scooter?  Because it would be worth it getting destroyed along with them if they keyed it. I mean, you don't f*ck with another man's vehicle.
 
2013-06-07 12:47:11 PM  
I drive on that road all the time; the local media has a slightly different take on this incident.

It seems that Officer Crews claims he saw a speeding vehicle traveling down Skycrest, which in that area has a 45mph speed limit. Skycrest is on a small hill that then drops sharply down to a 4 way intersection, and turns into a 2 way street on the other side. Officer Crews was headed toward this intersection at 77mph when the moped and its passengers came out of a side street on the back side of the hill, and Crews ran into them. This is where it gets murky. The first report was that the moped was in Crews' lane, but later ones say Crews was in their lane. Oh, and no evidence of a speeding vehicle was ever found.

Not saying that what happened isn't what was first reported, but two people died and posts here appear to think this was a proper punishment for property theft. Perhaps all of you live in Texas where it's allowed to kill someone over a property theft?
 
2013-06-07 12:50:01 PM  
I have a 49 cc Ruckus.  Top speed after some adjustments is around 50mph.  My mother owns a 150cc Vespa, which can easily do 70 mph stock.

A scooter is just an automatic motorcycle, and are classified as such for insurance purposes.
 
2013-06-07 12:55:31 PM  

Bendal: Not saying that what happened isn't what was first reported, but two people died and posts here appear to think this was a proper punishment for property theft. Perhaps all of you live in Texas where it's allowed to kill someone over a property theft?


Unless you can prove that the officer knew they had stolen the moped and then intentionally hit and killed them, your little comparison doesn't hold water. How about this angle, if the two thieves hadn't been out at 3AM on a stolen moped, they wouldn't have been involved in a crash at 3AM on a stolen moped. I love how you are totally absolving them of any shred of responsibility here.
 
2013-06-07 12:56:10 PM  

pastorkius: 40 over the limit. If that pisses you off, stay off the Garden State Parkway. I've seen the state troopers regularly hitting between 100 and 115 in heavy traffic which would put them closer to 50 over the limit.


Normal traffic goes 40 over on the Merritt in Connecticut.
 
2013-06-07 12:57:21 PM  

Bendal: I drive on that road all the time; the local media has a slightly different take on this incident.

It seems that Officer Crews claims he saw a speeding vehicle traveling down Skycrest, which in that area has a 45mph speed limit. Skycrest is on a small hill that then drops sharply down to a 4 way intersection, and turns into a 2 way street on the other side. Officer Crews was headed toward this intersection at 77mph when the moped and its passengers came out of a side street on the back side of the hill, and Crews ran into them. This is where it gets murky. The first report was that the moped was in Crews' lane, but later ones say Crews was in their lane. Oh, and no evidence of a speeding vehicle was ever found.

Not saying that what happened isn't what was first reported, but two people died and posts here appear to think this was a proper punishment for property theft. Perhaps all of you live in Texas where it's allowed to kill someone over a property theft?


In this case it seems to be more serves them right for stealing and then crashing because they were speeding on said stolen scooter. There is a big difference between laughing at them getting killed because of their own action and them getting gunned down over 150 dollars for  not having sex with them.
 
2013-06-07 12:58:04 PM  
The second one please
 
2013-06-07 12:59:39 PM  
Circa 1987 my 500cc Honda Interceptor motorcycle was stolen while I slept.  I got a call at 6 a.m. the next day from a cop asking me to come to the station and identify it.  When I  got there it was definitely my bike, but it was a total loss: the front and rear wheels were almost touching one another.  Read in the paper the next day that a 16 year old kid died in a chase with police on a stolen motorcycle.

I rode motorcycles for about a decade and never had an injury.  I rode a buddy's Vespa one day and knocked all my front teeth out eating a curb.  Such is my luck.
 
2013-06-07 01:00:04 PM  

Bendal: Perhaps all of you live in Texas where it's allowed to kill someone over a property theft?


Only at night time, technically. Just FYI, because you never know when you'll need to know something like that.
 
2013-06-07 01:02:38 PM  
I go with the karma solution of having the scooter destroyed along with the thieves in a high speed head-on with a police car.

/ The thieves meet Darwin.
// The owner of the scooter gets their just reward for owning a scooter.
 
2013-06-07 01:02:47 PM  
FTA: But Harden had a troublesome criminal history. Police in March charged him with felony possession of cocaine. He failed to appear in court for the charges on May 28, state records show.
[...]
"He was a changed person," she said. "He was a great guy who had learned from his mistakes and was striving to do something positive."


Spare me, please.  "Positive" does not include failure to appear and theft.
 
2013-06-07 01:05:52 PM  

dj_bigbird: Shortly after 3 a.m., Officer J.H. Crews clocked a motorist going westbound on Skycrest Drive at 55 mph -- 20 miles over the posted speed limit

Crews as traveling 76 mph

So, the cop was going 30mph over the limit to chase down a speeder at 3am? That's some good decision making skills right there. Not to say that the thieves would have survived if he was doing 35, but really? 76mph to chase down a speeder?


hmmmm...76 in a 35mph zone?  I wouldn't be surprised if it was the cop who crossed the center line.
 
2013-06-07 01:06:19 PM  
Live by the sword, die by the sword.
 
2013-06-07 01:28:49 PM  
Count me in on destroyed with the thieves.  i have great insurance and both of my bikes are worth far more than I paid.
 
2013-06-07 01:41:09 PM  

Bendal: I drive on that road all the time; the local media has a slightly different take on this incident.

It seems that Officer Crews claims he saw a speeding vehicle traveling down Skycrest, which in that area has a 45mph speed limit. Skycrest is on a small hill that then drops sharply down to a 4 way intersection, and turns into a 2 way street on the other side. Officer Crews was headed toward this intersection at 77mph when the moped and its passengers came out of a side street on the back side of the hill, and Crews ran into them. This is where it gets murky. The first report was that the moped was in Crews' lane, but later ones say Crews was in their lane. Oh, and no evidence of a speeding vehicle was ever found.

Not saying that what happened isn't what was first reported, but two people died and posts here appear to think this was a proper punishment for property theft. Perhaps all of you live in Texas where it's allowed to kill someone over a property theft?


I live right near there.  The article says the crash was on Skycrest just east of Brentwood, which would make the speed limit 35.  Skycrest changes from 45 west of Brentwood (where it is 4 lanes) to 35 east of Brentwood (where reduces to 2 lanes).  The article also claims the scooter was going west bound so it would have to have come from the 35 zone and did not make it to the 45 zone.

Approaching the Brentwood intersection from the east is a pretty steep downhill and which would cause the scooter to pick up speed.  If it hit 47 near the bottom of the hill then it was probably not speeding at the top.  Conversely if they are doing 55 before coming down the hill they would have been going faster when they hit.  There is also no noticeable bend in the road that would cause them to cross the center line... That section of Skycrest is as straight as can be.  Pulling out from a side road seems possible.  The side roads at the top of the hill can have a bit poor visibility.
 
2013-06-07 02:00:48 PM  

EatHam: Destroyed along with the thieves.  They probably ruined it anyway, this way I can just get a new one.


Bingo. Total loss on my insured scooter, and total loss on two assholes who decided to steal it. Win-win.
 
2013-06-07 02:10:43 PM  

dj_bigbird: Shortly after 3 a.m., Officer J.H. Crews clocked a motorist going westbound on Skycrest Drive at 55 mph -- 20 miles over the posted speed limit

Crews as traveling 76 mph

So, the cop was going 30mph over the limit to chase down a speeder at 3am? That's some good decision making skills right there. Not to say that the thieves would have survived if he was doing 35, but really? 76mph to chase down a speeder?


oh TERRIBLY SORRY my good man, I did not mean to go so fast to catch up to someone speeding. From now on I will stay the speed limit when attempting to catch someone who is a) way ahead of me and b) speeding. I will politely ask through my loudspeaker for them to please slow down to below the speed limit so that I might catch up to them fairly and squarely, and hope they can hear me.
 
2013-06-07 02:28:05 PM  

nytmare: dj_bigbird: Shortly after 3 a.m., Officer J.H. Crews clocked a motorist going westbound on Skycrest Drive at 55 mph -- 20 miles over the posted speed limit

Crews as traveling 76 mph

So, the cop was going 30mph over the limit to chase down a speeder at 3am? That's some good decision making skills right there. Not to say that the thieves would have survived if he was doing 35, but really? 76mph to chase down a speeder?

oh TERRIBLY SORRY my good man, I did not mean to go so fast to catch up to someone speeding. From now on I will stay the speed limit when attempting to catch someone who is a) way ahead of me and b) speeding. I will politely ask through my loudspeaker for them to please slow down to below the speed limit so that I might catch up to them fairly and squarely, and hope they can hear me.


I am kind of curious as to whether or not he had his flashing lights on.
 
2013-06-07 02:36:48 PM  

dj_bigbird: Shortly after 3 a.m., Officer J.H. Crews clocked a motorist going westbound on Skycrest Drive at 55 mph -- 20 miles over the posted speed limit

Crews as traveling 76 mph

So, the cop was going 30mph over the limit to chase down a speeder at 3am? That's some good decision making skills right there. Not to say that the thieves would have survived if he was doing 35, but really? 76mph to chase down a speeder?


That's a good point, but in this case, the end justifies the means.

Both of the scumbags who were killed had multiple convictions, and one of them had recently been released from prison. Too bad he'd already had a baby with someone by the time he decided to put himself into a situation to get killed. He obviously didn't care enough about his own child to get his sh*t together. Selfish dirtbag.

The other one had two jobs, but still decided to take something expensive from someone else, rather than saving the money to buy one himself.

These two had already cost society more than they'd ever contribute.
 
2013-06-07 02:42:26 PM  

nytmare: oh TERRIBLY SORRY my good man, I did not mean to go so fast to catch up to someone speeding. From now on I will stay the speed limit when attempting to catch someone who is a) way ahead of me and b) speeding. I will politely ask through my loudspeaker for them to please slow down to below the speed limit so that I might catch up to them fairly and squarely, and hope they can hear me.


Welcome to my favorites list...
 
2013-06-07 02:43:05 PM  

Bendal: Perhaps all of you live in Texas where it's allowed to kill someone over a property theft?


Nobody killed them -- they killed themselves.

It was completely within their power to choose to live. They chose poorly.

And now, I choose to get in my car and drive to work, so that I can afford to buy what I work for, just like the real victim in this story.
 
2013-06-07 02:44:28 PM  
I'm sure if I try really hard I can come up with some sympathy.  ... .... ... ... Nope, got nothin'.
 
2013-06-07 02:55:43 PM  
I'm sure helmets helped. *Snerk*
 
2013-06-07 02:56:37 PM  
Them mobility scooters are ridden by Hell's Angel types, watch yourself ...

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-07 03:13:53 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Them mobility scooters are ridden by Hell's Angel types, watch yourself ...

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 595x422]


Oh come on. at least dig around for an ol fark submission about a man in a mobility scooter being hit just the right way by an 18 wheeler that his wheelchair handlebars were stuck in the grille and he went for the ride of his life.  Uninjured at the end to boot.
 
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