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(KFOR Oklahoma City)   "Authorities have not given any clue as to why the man was riding a bike with a dining room chair strapped to his back"   (kfor.com ) divider line 42
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2014-04-02 12:41:32 PM  
Because he'd have trouble steering if it was strapped to his front. Duh.
 
2014-04-02 01:02:55 PM  
Well, he went to a dinner party, and the host told him to take a seat.
 
2014-04-02 01:16:37 PM  
Authorities have not given any clue as to why they felt the need to stop the man who was riding a bike with a dining room chair strapped to his back.
 
2014-04-02 01:44:09 PM  

R.A.Danny: Authorities have not given any clue as to why they felt the need to stop the man who was riding a bike with a dining room chair strapped to his back.


That. I mean, look at the picture! It's not even armed!
 
2014-04-02 02:00:43 PM  
...who cares what the guy had strapped to his back?  Maybe it was too far to walk.
 
2014-04-02 02:07:55 PM  
Saving on renting a moving van by making 8,472 trips. Duh.
 
2014-04-02 02:08:56 PM  
Probably wasn't even a hit n run, it was probably a hit n "there's not enough witnesses here I should pull in somewhere safer"
 
2014-04-02 02:09:29 PM  
saw a lady biking with a chair strapped to her back just a couple weeks ago.   it's really not surprising.  she could either walk carrying a chair, or ride her back, carrying a chair.  the bike is the better option for longer distances.
 
2014-04-02 02:09:38 PM  
What possible reason could there be for a police officer to stop and detain someone because they are carrying a chair?

If you only have a bike and need to get a chair home, what else are you going to do?

Who's business is it if you have a chair strapped to your back?
 
2014-04-02 02:11:33 PM  
Was he taking a seat over there?
 
2014-04-02 02:11:44 PM  
Is that not how we're supposed to ride bikes? Have I been doing it wrong?
 
2014-04-02 02:14:25 PM  

you_idiot: What possible reason could there be for a police officer to stop and detain someone because they are carrying a chair?


No kidding. There are a few things a person could be carrying that if I heard they were pulled over I would say "Yeah, that's going to happen"*, but a chair? What the hell?

/*If they aren't causing any disturbance I don't care what they are carrying and they shouldn't be bothered, but I know they likely will be.
 
2014-04-02 02:14:40 PM  
Assume he was planning to travel northwest for quite a ways form Oklahoma?

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2014-04-02 02:16:58 PM  
www.simplyseleta.com
 
2014-04-02 02:19:02 PM  
He was a gypsy....he did that so they wouldn't notice the bicycle he stole.
 
2014-04-02 02:21:07 PM  

you_idiot: What possible reason could there be for a police officer to stop and detain someone because they are carrying a chair?

If you only have a bike and need to get a chair home, what else are you going to do?

Who's business is it if you have a chair strapped to your back?


Well, if it's just a matter of thinking this person is up to some kind of no-good shenanigans, there shouldn't be any reason for it.

It's possible--and I'm not arguing the point one way or the other because I don't have enough info about this particular situation; just saying I see the possibility here--but it's possible that the police thought there might be some kind of safety hazard in play, that having a chair strapped to his back might hinder this guy's ability to properly operate a bicycle out in public.
 
2014-04-02 02:25:01 PM  

Secret Agent X23: you_idiot: What possible reason could there be for a police officer to stop and detain someone because they are carrying a chair?

If you only have a bike and need to get a chair home, what else are you going to do?

Who's business is it if you have a chair strapped to your back?

Well, if it's just a matter of thinking this person is up to some kind of no-good shenanigans, there shouldn't be any reason for it.

It's possible--and I'm not arguing the point one way or the other because I don't have enough info about this particular situation; just saying I see the possibility here--but it's possible that the police thought there might be some kind of safety hazard in play, that having a chair strapped to his back might hinder this guy's ability to properly operate a bicycle out in public.


No.
 
2014-04-02 02:26:58 PM  
Well I'm gonna to go then! And I don't need any of this. I don't need this stuff, and I don't need *you*. I don't need anything. Except this. (picks up an ashtray). And that's the only thing I need is *this*. I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray... And this paddle game. - The ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need... And this remote control. - The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need... And these matches. - The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control, and the paddle ball... And this lamp. - The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp, and that's all *I* need. And that's *all* I need too. I don't need one other thing, not one... I need this. - The paddle game and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches for sure. Well what are you looking at? What do you think I'm some kind of a jerk or something! - And this. That's all I need
 
2014-04-02 02:30:03 PM  
He was going to a BYOC party.
 
2014-04-02 02:30:27 PM  
How else was he going to pick up...

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YOUR MOTHER TREBEK!
 
2014-04-02 02:30:28 PM  

Secret Agent X23: you_idiot: What possible reason could there be for a police officer to stop and detain someone because they are carrying a chair?

If you only have a bike and need to get a chair home, what else are you going to do?

Who's business is it if you have a chair strapped to your back?

Well, if it's just a matter of thinking this person is up to some kind of no-good shenanigans, there shouldn't be any reason for it.

It's possible--and I'm not arguing the point one way or the other because I don't have enough info about this particular situation; just saying I see the possibility here--but it's possible that the police thought there might be some kind of safety hazard in play, that having a chair strapped to his back might hinder this guy's ability to properly operate a bicycle out in public.


I'm going to chime in on this one just because I have some recent experience with something similar.

Chair needs to be strapped on upside down.  That way it doesn't interfere with turning your head to check for traffic.

Was riding home on my motorcycle with a kick-a$$ barstool strapped to my back Monday afternoon.  One cop I passed gave me the hairy eyeball but wasn't curious enough to follow.
 
2014-04-02 02:32:26 PM  
well, there was no room in front, with the sheep
 
2014-04-02 02:33:30 PM  
they were out of stools at the bar?
 
2014-04-02 02:33:49 PM  
But then again, maybe someone had reported a stolen chair.
 
2014-04-02 02:41:40 PM  

Empty H: Secret Agent X23: you_idiot: What possible reason could there be for a police officer to stop and detain someone because they are carrying a chair?

If you only have a bike and need to get a chair home, what else are you going to do?

Who's business is it if you have a chair strapped to your back?

Well, if it's just a matter of thinking this person is up to some kind of no-good shenanigans, there shouldn't be any reason for it.

It's possible--and I'm not arguing the point one way or the other because I don't have enough info about this particular situation; just saying I see the possibility here--but it's possible that the police thought there might be some kind of safety hazard in play, that having a chair strapped to his back might hinder this guy's ability to properly operate a bicycle out in public.

No.


A swift, decisive and compelling argument if I've ever heard one.
 
2014-04-02 02:46:50 PM  
Cops just get bored a lot. Any shiny thing gets their attention.  I get it about once a year riding a recumbent (where my username comes from).

"Sir... what is this contraption?"
"A bicycle"
"Don't look like one"
"It is"
"Any ID?"
(to which I should say no more often, but I usually give him my faded-out 2001-era college ID)
"mutter mutter", (hands ID back), gets in squad car and drives off in a huff, typically without even saying "Okay" or "Bye".
 
2014-04-02 02:47:51 PM  
He was the winner at a musical chairs contest.
 
2014-04-02 02:48:01 PM  
other possible things to carry behind a bike

i834.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-02 02:48:33 PM  
U-Hauls are expensive.
 
2014-04-02 02:57:36 PM  

Queensowntalia: Empty H: Secret Agent X23: you_idiot: What possible reason could there be for a police officer to stop and detain someone because they are carrying a chair?

If you only have a bike and need to get a chair home, what else are you going to do?

Who's business is it if you have a chair strapped to your back?

Well, if it's just a matter of thinking this person is up to some kind of no-good shenanigans, there shouldn't be any reason for it.

It's possible--and I'm not arguing the point one way or the other because I don't have enough info about this particular situation; just saying I see the possibility here--but it's possible that the police thought there might be some kind of safety hazard in play, that having a chair strapped to his back might hinder this guy's ability to properly operate a bicycle out in public.

No.

A swift, decisive and compelling argument if I've ever heard one.


Thank you. I believe I gave the appropriate amount of thought based on the merit of the previous comment.
 
2014-04-02 03:07:35 PM  
Because a stool was too uncomfortable?

Because a couch was too heavy?

Because he wanted to sit down when he got tired of riding?

How do they know the chair was a dining room chair. It could be a kitchen chair, or a cafeteria chair, or a restaurant chair. Who asked the chair?
 
2014-04-02 03:07:43 PM  

pute kisses like a man: other possible things to carry behind a bike

[i834.photobucket.com image 510x291]


Or this:

www.stadswerkplaats.nl

I used one of those to transport my furniture when I moved to a different dwelling about 7 months ago. It was not that bad considering I don't own too much crap. Most of my non-rent money is spent on beer or games (which are mostly on steam).

/Still took about 9 30 minute rides
//Not bad for €20,00
///It's a fixie and that officially sucks when trying to get a washing machine up a slight incline
 
2014-04-02 03:10:19 PM  
Maybe he wanted to find that perfect spot to sit and watch the view.
 
2014-04-02 03:11:10 PM  

R.A.Danny: Authorities have not given any clue as to why they felt the need to stop the man who was riding a bike with a dining room chair strapped to his back.


This.

It's none of their god damned business why, there is nothing even remotely illegal about it. Cops need to mind their own farking business and stop treating everything as an excuse to stop people.
 
2014-04-02 05:02:27 PM  
Here in Battle Creek, MI, the cops would probably look at him, do a double take, shake their heads, and continue looking for out-of-state drivers to pull over for minor violations (or drug dealers to extort).
 
2014-04-02 05:09:46 PM  

ReapTheChaos: R.A.Danny: Authorities have not given any clue as to why they felt the need to stop the man who was riding a bike with a dining room chair strapped to his back.

This.

It's none of their god damned business why, there is nothing even remotely illegal about it. Cops need to mind their own farking business and stop treating everything as an excuse to stop people.


^ This.

Put me in the group of 'if it isn't illegal, why stop them in the first place'. This just gives me more proof that cops and PDs are all about revenue anymore. They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. Someone wearing all black on a hot summer day (like I would)...? Better stop them in hopes of finding something illegal that we could make money on. But we'll tell the public that it was for that person's safety and issue statements to the press about the dangers of wearing black clothes on sunny days.

I just wish I was smart enough to write a paper on it. It's there, I just can't put it all together.

But in the meantime, because this cop was stopped (probably without his emergency lights on AND not all the way off of the ride), their car got hit and another crime was committed.
 
2014-04-02 05:13:20 PM  
The lesson here, Officer, is not to stop and investigate a guy on a bicycle with a chair on his back. That right there is where this all goes wrong. If you'd just let it be .. but noooo ..
 
2014-04-02 05:17:30 PM  
We should all strap chairs to our backs and ride our bikes all over town.

Singing "You can get, anything you want, at Alice's restaurant"

It would be a movement.
 
2014-04-02 05:22:52 PM  
If it was a port-a-potty strapped to his back, the reason would be obvious.
 
2014-04-02 07:14:53 PM  
Because many cops are paid to be busybodies?
 
2014-04-02 07:31:04 PM  
I'm going with "because he didn't have a car".

/hope he wasn't wearing one of those godawful lycra outfits.
 
2014-04-03 02:52:13 AM  

R.A.Danny: Authorities have not given any clue as to why they felt the need to stop the man who was riding a bike with a dining room chair strapped to his back.


I was about to say. What is cop-worthy about this? It's at best "Oh hey look, Lou. That guy's got a chair. I guess he doesn't have a car to move it." Derp. No real crime to fight I guess?
 
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