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(ABC 27)   Woman uses her pickup to ram into a bank robber's vehicle to help catch him. The truck is pretty much totaled but "it seemed right at the time. I hope a criminal thinks twice about robbing a business in the Wellsville area"   (abc27.com) divider line 76
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2014-04-26 01:16:06 PM  
I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?
 
2014-04-26 01:18:00 PM  

Anastacya: I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?


That truck is about a 95 model. She wouldn't have full coverage, liability only.
 
2014-04-26 01:18:28 PM  

Anastacya: I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?


No doubt the insurance company won't pay, but my bet is the town rallies and buys her a replacement.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-26 01:19:19 PM  
If I intentionally ram a car my insurance pays nothing to me and $5,000 to the guy I hit.
But in the heat of the moment I wouldn't be thinking about insurance. If it's worth ramming a car, it's worth ramming a car.
 
2014-04-26 01:19:47 PM  
Bravo on the maneuver but a little foolish; follow him perhaps to assist the police with intercepting. Instead, he fled on foot afterwards, and this could have injured anyone involved in the crash or near the scene. I mean... this is just money, not a kidnapping or similar.
 
2014-04-26 01:21:27 PM  
helping the bankers by catching a robber. where is the ironic tag??
 
2014-04-26 01:21:36 PM  
Wow. The guy robbed 4 other banks already and would have gotten away again if she didn't ram him.

Nice work, lady.
 
2014-04-26 01:21:56 PM  
Pretty stupid, the bank would get insurance payout either way.
/won't somebody PLEASE think of the banks?
 
2014-04-26 01:22:33 PM  

WTFDYW: Anastacya: I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?

That truck is about a 95 model. She wouldn't have full coverage, liability only.


Most likely true. On a side note, wonder if the robber could sue her for intentionally hitting his vehicle and any [bullshiat] injuries that he sustained from it?
 
2014-04-26 01:23:38 PM  

ZAZ: If I intentionally ram a car my insurance pays nothing to me and $5,000 to the guy I hit.
But in the heat of the moment I wouldn't be thinking about insurance. If it's worth ramming a car, it's worth ramming a car.


LoL. Words to live by. "If it's worth ramming a car it's worth ramming a car."
 
2014-04-26 01:28:34 PM  

Anastacya: WTFDYW: Anastacya: I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?

That truck is about a 95 model. She wouldn't have full coverage, liability only.

Most likely true. On a side note, wonder if the robber could sue her for intentionally hitting his vehicle and any [bullshiat] injuries that he sustained from it?


That crossed my mind also.
 
2014-04-26 01:29:31 PM  
The bank keeps its money. The bank's insurance company keeps its money. The woman's insurance company keeps its money.

Everybody wins!
 
2014-04-26 01:31:25 PM  

Delta1212: The bank keeps its money. The bank's insurance company keeps its money. The woman's insurance company keeps its money.

Everybody wins!


; /
 
2014-04-26 01:31:43 PM  
Its a woman driver, are we absolutely sure she didn't mean to put the truck in reverse and just slammed into another car on accident that just happened to be bank robbers? I mean woman driver man..
 
2014-04-26 01:34:10 PM  
Wow subby, was the Misc tag on sale and you were to cheap to pop for the Hero Tag?  Well here, let me help.

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2014-04-26 01:34:58 PM  
Misc?? Really????  Hero tag all the way.
 
2014-04-26 01:39:34 PM  
OK, how many new trucks is she gonna get?

Maybe a reality show.
 
2014-04-26 01:40:27 PM  
Little Miss Dirty Harriet got lucky her little stunt didn't end up crippliing or killing an innocent third party.
 
2014-04-26 01:40:39 PM  
That's pretty cool but there's no way I'd put my life in danger to stop some random bank robber. I wouldn't be worried about the vehicle as much as I'd be worried about getting hurt in the crash.
 
2014-04-26 01:40:45 PM  
At least get her a truck where "Ramming Speed" will disable the getawaycar.
 
2014-04-26 01:41:25 PM  

Bslim: Little Miss Dirty Harriet got lucky her little stunt didn't end up crippliing or killing an innocent third party.


You're special, aren't you?
 
2014-04-26 01:42:05 PM  
So, next week, it will be she used a deadly weapon to assault the poor guy.
 
2014-04-26 01:44:48 PM  

WTFDYW: Bslim: Little Miss Dirty Harriet got lucky her little stunt didn't end up crippliing or killing an innocent third party.

You're special, aren't you?


Are YOU?  Bet you'd be singing a different tune if she had rammed that car and it had slammed into your wife or kids car and killed them.
 
2014-04-26 01:47:05 PM  
"And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids woman!"

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2014-04-26 01:51:53 PM  

WTFDYW: Anastacya: WTFDYW: Anastacya: I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?

That truck is about a 95 model. She wouldn't have full coverage, liability only.

Most likely true. On a side note, wonder if the robber could sue her for intentionally hitting his vehicle and any [bullshiat] injuries that he sustained from it?

That crossed my mind also.


Same. I'm sure some lawyer somewhere has already packed his briefcase and headed to meet the bank robber.

Not sure how cops are 'officially' supposed to treat vigilantism.

/tag has been changed to Hero
 
2014-04-26 01:54:43 PM  

Bslim: WTFDYW: Bslim: Little Miss Dirty Harriet got lucky her little stunt didn't end up crippliing or killing an innocent third party.

You're special, aren't you?

Are YOU?  Bet you'd be singing a different tune if she had rammed that car and it had slammed into your wife or kids car and killed them.


Guys something bad could happen it's best we stay inside wrapped in bubble wrap.
 
2014-04-26 01:56:02 PM  

Bslim: WTFDYW: Bslim: Little Miss Dirty Harriet got lucky her little stunt didn't end up crippliing or killing an innocent third party.

You're special, aren't you?

Are YOU?  Bet you'd be singing a different tune if she had rammed that car and it had slammed into your wife or kids car and killed them.


I've already taken care of that myself.
 
2014-04-26 01:57:20 PM  
ZAZ: "If it's worth ramming a car, it's worth ramming a car"

If we all lived by this credo the world would be a better place.
 
2014-04-26 02:03:43 PM  
There is no way in hell I would ever put myself in danger or at financial risk to apprehend a guy robbing a bank. Stopping a killer, a rapist, a mugger... All different, and I'd judge on a case-by-case basis, but a bank? NEVER. All I have to do is think what the bank's officers would do if the situation were reversed. Would the CEO of PNC Bank put himself at risk to stop someone from taking MY money? HELL FARKING NO. Would the executives and shareholders of PNC Bank feel ANY obligation to protect me if they saw me in peril? NO FARKING WAY. They're a bank. They're pretty much one of the most selfish types of business that can exist.

If I were on fire in the middle of the street, the people who own PNC bank wouldn't piss on me to put out the flames. I know it. They know it. I have absolutely ZERO incentive to be a hero and rescue their sorry asses from a minor financial ding. Hell, half the time they're the ones doing the REAL stealing in this country.

So fark them. This lady just wrecked her truck, risked her life, and caught a bank robber on behalf of a group of Wall Street assholes who would sell her into slavery if it were legal and earned them a profit.
 
2014-04-26 02:07:43 PM  
Good job ya dumb ass. You did a job for free that the banks pay to have done.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Deposit_Insurance_Corporation

Now I wonder, can she claim to be doing police/FDIC's job for them? And ask to be paid?

/the answer is no
 
2014-04-26 02:16:31 PM  

Frank N Stein: Guys something bad could happen it's best we stay inside wrapped in bubble wrap.


The risk does not appear to be worth the reward. She rams his vehicle. What possible outcomes are there for her? Injury to herself. Injury to the suspect. Injury to a bystander. Her vehicle is disabled. His vehicle is disabled.

Injury to herself would be unfortunate and a bad outcome. Injury to the suspect I am inclined to say is neutral, though death would probably weigh heavily on her. Injury or death to a bystander would be the worst possible outcome since she is a good person. Then if her vehicle is disabled, she can no longer follow him, and she risks him getting away from police. If his vehicle is disabled, then the best possible outcome is he is incapacitated due to injury in the crash, otherwise he flees on foot; the woman would be stupid to follow him out of her vehicle, and if her vehicle is disabled then she risks being an immediate target, not to mention he may be willing to try to take a hostage which he previously did not have in his vehicle.

Just follow him and inform police via cell phone of his location to allow them to disable his vehicle in a controlled manner.

And both vehicles were disabled, neither appears to be injured, and he did attempt to escape on foot only to be caught thirty minutes later.
 
2014-04-26 02:24:46 PM  

snocone: OK, how many new trucks is she gonna get?

Maybe a reality show.


The bank officers will fart in her general direction, if she's lucky. The CEO might send her a free calendar or mug if his secretary is the warm-hearted sort.
 
2014-04-26 02:31:45 PM  

Nix Nightbird: If I were on fire in the middle of the street, the people who own PNC bank wouldn't piss on me to put out the flames. I know it. They know it. I have absolutely ZERO incentive to be a hero and rescue their sorry asses from a minor financial ding. Hell, half the time they're the ones doing the REAL stealing in this country.


You don't know that.  I've had drinks with the CEOs of a few companies before and they put their pants on one leg at a time.  They have wives and children and hobbies and interests just like everyone else.  I'm not trying to be an apologist for big business or anything but lets not pretend that they aren't human farking beings either.
 
2014-04-26 02:32:11 PM  
Anyone that would risk themselves to protect a bank doesn't know banks very well.

Banks make the worst customers.  Slow to pay, make up complaints to get money off the bill, they do anything they can to keep their money and screw you short of actually breaking the law.
 
2014-04-26 02:33:49 PM  

ko_kyi: short of actually breaking the law.


Except financial institutions wrote the laws, which does not make this a useful statement.
 
2014-04-26 02:35:01 PM  

Egoy3k: Nix Nightbird: If I were on fire in the middle of the street, the people who own PNC bank wouldn't piss on me to put out the flames. I know it. They know it. I have absolutely ZERO incentive to be a hero and rescue their sorry asses from a minor financial ding. Hell, half the time they're the ones doing the REAL stealing in this country.

You don't know that.  I've had drinks with the CEOs of a few companies before and they put their pants on one leg at a time.  They have wives and children and hobbies and interests just like everyone else.  I'm not trying to be an apologist for big business or anything but lets not pretend that they aren't human farking beings either.


He just probably has a recent repossession sticking in his butt. He's OK now that he let off some steam.
 
2014-04-26 02:38:16 PM  

Anastacya: WTFDYW: Anastacya: I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?

That truck is about a 95 model. She wouldn't have full coverage, liability only.

Most likely true. On a side note, wonder if the robber could sue her for intentionally hitting his vehicle and any [bullshiat] injuries that he sustained from it?


Could he? Hell yes. Successfully winning or settling in his favor is a different story.
 
2014-04-26 02:49:12 PM  

Kamala's Bowling Partner: Anastacya: WTFDYW: Anastacya: I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?

That truck is about a 95 model. She wouldn't have full coverage, liability only.

Most likely true. On a side note, wonder if the robber could sue her for intentionally hitting his vehicle and any [bullshiat] injuries that he sustained from it?

Could he? Hell yes. Successfully winning or settling in his favor is a different story.


I don't think it would be all that unbelievable.....

The cops are trained to use the minimal amount of force necessary.  They explicitly don't do things like intentionally ramming into suspects, except as a last resort.  Sure, what he was doing was wrong, but....he's a victim of a broken home, was under the influence, has a dying child.  What he did was wrong, and our legal system exists to punish him.  Not vigilantes armed with half ton vehicles.  He now suffers chronic pain and is unable to sit or walk and requires extensive physical therapy.
 
2014-04-26 02:50:25 PM  
Nix Nightbird:

There is no way in hell I would ever put myself in danger or at financial risk to apprehend a guy robbing a bank. Stopping a killer, a rapist, a mugger... All different, and I'd judge on a case-by-case basis, but a bank? NEVER.

...This lady just wrecked her truck, risked her life, and caught a bank robber on behalf of a group of Wall Street assholes who would sell her into slavery if it were legal and earned them a profit.


THIS.
 
2014-04-26 02:54:52 PM  

Kamala's Bowling Partner: Anastacya: WTFDYW: Anastacya: I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?

That truck is about a 95 model. She wouldn't have full coverage, liability only.

Most likely true. On a side note, wonder if the robber could sue her for intentionally hitting his vehicle and any [bullshiat] injuries that he sustained from it?

Could he? Hell yes. Successfully winning or settling in his favor is a different story.


If you remove the emotion behind it, this womanly blatantly stated that she intended to stop him and then did so. A crafty lawyer could legitimately argue a case of intent to harm or other things (IANAL); sure, he was a crummy person and needed to be stopped, but her actions were made in haste and the very real possibility of hurting herself or others existed. It'll be interesting to see what happens (if anything).

/just playing the devil's advocate
//bad guy stopped? hooray
///slashies
 
2014-04-26 02:55:24 PM  
why would you do this? you would risk your life to save some farking bank money that's not even theirs? it's like if I was a cashier at 7-11, and some armed robber came in, I would not be able to open the register fast enough! don't get me wrong, If he grabbed someone, that's whole other story. but why risk your life for someone else's money. this is why we have law enforcement. follow the dude till you get the plate number and call 911. jeez.
 
2014-04-26 03:04:07 PM  
Her truck was a Dodge Ram, so this story really could have gone either way.
 
2014-04-26 03:11:48 PM  
What a stupid biatch. Banks should be robbed as frequently as possible.
 
2014-04-26 03:17:10 PM  

bigbobowski: why would you do this? you would risk your life to save some farking bank money that's not even theirs? it's like if I was a cashier at 7-11, and some armed robber came in, I would not be able to open the register fast enough! don't get me wrong, If he grabbed someone, that's whole other story. but why risk your life for someone else's money. this is why we have law enforcement. follow the dude till you get the plate number and call 911. jeez.


Will you NANCYBOYS please stop with your BLUBBERING and HANDWRINGING?

Somebody stepped up and curbed a parasite, and the took ownership of it.  Bra - farking - vo!

Just because you guys can't wear man-pants like she can, doesn't mean we want to hear you trying to belittle her actions to make yourselves feel better.  We don't.

And I speak for all of us - I have a signed petition.
 
2014-04-26 03:21:16 PM  
The only thing that will stop a bad man with a gun is a good woman with a pickup truck.

USA USA USA
 
2014-04-26 03:22:03 PM  

Anastacya: Most likely true. On a side note, wonder if the robber could sue her for intentionally hitting his vehicle and any [bullshiat] injuries that he sustained from it?


Okay, I know how this will come off, but yeah--and that's not a bad thing in principle.

For starters, you might not have to invent injuries if you got  rammed by a truck. That's fairly likely to genuinely damage you, or at least your vehicle.

Second, if she caused damages (bills, lost wages, car repair, pain and suffering, etc.) then she's fair game for a civil suit to recover them unless she has some kind of immunity or defense. There are  lots of things that would serve but "I was pretty sure he was a bad guy doing something wrong" isn't one of them in most states.

Third, to make money from a lawsuit, you must first prevail in a lawsuit (or a settlement). That would not be so trivially easy in this case. And much more difficult than that would be getting anything over and above the actual costs to make him whole.

The fact is, people make  awful snap decisions when they're shoved into a stressful situation with no warning. She's lucky she actually hit the guy she was aiming at, much less that she had the right guy in the first place. Anything that keeps people from gambling that it's probably okay to hurt someone else (because emergency reasons!) is a good thing.

I get that she's probably a nice lady, and I doubt she's going to get sued. But I'm okay with a system where she doesn't have an iron-clad "stand someone else's ground" defense against a civil claim.
 
2014-04-26 03:22:21 PM  
Hero?  Seriously?  First, she's an idiot for getting involved at all when no one was at risk.  She made the situation more dangerous for everyone around her and the robber, for nothing.

Second, she's now a criminal.  She committed vehicular assault, not to mention a number of moving violations.  You can't just attack people because they're criminals.  You or someone else has to be at risk.
 
2014-04-26 03:27:37 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Kamala's Bowling Partner: Anastacya: WTFDYW: Anastacya: I can't wait to hear what her insurance company will say once they read this article. Who wants to bet that there will be a follow-up article about her suing the insurance company because they won't replace her vehicle and/or give her a good payout for the one that she totalled?

That truck is about a 95 model. She wouldn't have full coverage, liability only.

Most likely true. On a side note, wonder if the robber could sue her for intentionally hitting his vehicle and any [bullshiat] injuries that he sustained from it?

Could he? Hell yes. Successfully winning or settling in his favor is a different story.

I don't think it would be all that unbelievable.....

The cops are trained to use the minimal amount of force necessary.  They explicitly don't do things like intentionally ramming into suspects, except as a last resort.  Sure, what he was doing was wrong, but....he's a victim of a broken home, was under the influence, has a dying child.  What he did was wrong, and our legal system exists to punish him.  Not vigilantes armed with half ton vehicles.  He now suffers chronic pain and is unable to sit or walk and requires extensive physical therapy.


An S-10 2x2 weighs in at about 3,600lbs. That makes it worth MORE money to sue.
 
2014-04-26 03:27:54 PM  

Nix Nightbird: If I were on fire in the middle of the street, the people who own PNC bank wouldn't piss on me to put out the flames. I know it. They know it. I have absolutely ZERO incentive to be a hero and rescue their sorry asses from a minor financial ding. Hell, half the time they're the ones doing the REAL stealing in this country.


I'm related to someone who has a pretty nice job title in the finance industry, and while I disagree with his politics he's not an asshole.  I've worked at startups owned by 1%ers, and usually they were really nice guys other than being greedy as hell.

That said, I'm not going to start ramming a bank robber's car because as pointed out elsewhere why not just follow him and tell the police where he goes?  I followed a driver after a hit and run crash I witnessed for a few miles in San Diego.  It wasn't difficult and afterward I was able to keep going where I was going.  I only lost some time and gas.
 
2014-04-26 03:29:44 PM  

Emposter: Hero?  Seriously?  First, she's an idiot for getting involved at all when no one was at risk.  She made the situation more dangerous for everyone around her and the robber, for nothing.

Second, she's now a criminal.  She committed vehicular assault, not to mention a number of moving violations.  You can't just attack people because they're criminals.  You or someone else has to be at risk.



Again, you guys are suffering from serious action-envy.

She did something. You did nothing.  It kinda stings.  Better shiat all over her to feel better.

I don't see any problem at all with attacking criminals.  Looking at it from the other direction - since there's apparently no penalty for criminal behavior, what's the downside of fighting fire with fire?
 
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