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2014-06-07 12:14:46 AM
First, it was not a pickup.

Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.
 
2014-06-07 12:21:49 AM

TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.

Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.


It does seem to be a pickup.   Here's his website.  It looks to be a Ford F-650 or F-750 medium duty truck with an aftermarket pickup conversion (they don't sell them that way from the factory).

Now, on one hand, this seems to be an example of abuse of police power.

On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives.  Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.
 
2014-06-07 12:22:26 AM
I have no idea how this can possibly be legal.  How can that PD possibly justify destroying personal property (as well as a man's business) without a warrant?  I thought they had to get permission to enter a domicile, why not a vehicle?  And what gave them the right to pull out wires and disable his equipment???
 
2014-06-07 12:24:30 AM

TuteTibiImperes: On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives. Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.


I hope you're being facetious about the "not exactly upset" part of your comment.

What's next?   "He were one of dem dark skinned folk, so I'm not exactly upset."  Or, "She weren't wearing a long enough skirt, so I'm not exactly upset."

Slippery slopes are....slippery.
 
2014-06-07 12:24:59 AM
The pigs overstep their boundries every day, and dare the common man to do anything about it
 
2014-06-07 12:33:35 AM

granolasteak: I have no idea how this can possibly be legal.


It's not.
 
2014-06-07 12:52:49 AM

granolasteak: TuteTibiImperes: On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives. Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.

I hope you're being facetious about the "not exactly upset" part of your comment.

What's next?   "He were one of dem dark skinned folk, so I'm not exactly upset."  Or, "She weren't wearing a long enough skirt, so I'm not exactly upset."

Slippery slopes are....slippery.


I get the slippery slop argument, but I really, truly, detest the product that this guy sells.  It encourages and enables this kind of douchebaggery (based on the faceplate decal it actually appears these guys are using his company's product).

It's sort of how like when serial killers and child molesters get beat up in prison.  Yes, it's wrong, but it's hard to have sympathy for them.
 
2014-06-07 01:03:42 AM

TuteTibiImperes: granolasteak: TuteTibiImperes: On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives. Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.

I hope you're being facetious about the "not exactly upset" part of your comment.

What's next?   "He were one of dem dark skinned folk, so I'm not exactly upset."  Or, "She weren't wearing a long enough skirt, so I'm not exactly upset."

Slippery slopes are....slippery.

I get the slippery slop argument, but I really, truly, detest the product that this guy sells.  It encourages and enables this kind of douchebaggery (based on the faceplate decal it actually appears these guys are using his company's product).

It's sort of how like when serial killers and child molesters get beat up in prison.  Yes, it's wrong, but it's hard to have sympathy for them.


I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Many burglars are so nervous they almost shiat themselves as it is.
Not only would the horn punish them, they would probably run away before they had the chance to steal anything.
 
2014-06-07 01:04:38 AM

TuteTibiImperes: It's sort of how like when serial killers and child molesters get beat up in prison. Yes, it's wrong, but it's hard to have sympathy for them.


Yeah, the air horns are annoying as hell and possibly illegal, but that doesn't excuse this unnecessary and borderline legal search. I wish they'd legalize cannabis everywhere like they have in Colorado and put an end to this stuff.
 
2014-06-07 01:06:25 AM

TommyymmoT: TuteTibiImperes: granolasteak: TuteTibiImperes: On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives. Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.

I hope you're being facetious about the "not exactly upset" part of your comment.

What's next?   "He were one of dem dark skinned folk, so I'm not exactly upset."  Or, "She weren't wearing a long enough skirt, so I'm not exactly upset."

Slippery slopes are....slippery.

I get the slippery slop argument, but I really, truly, detest the product that this guy sells.  It encourages and enables this kind of douchebaggery (based on the faceplate decal it actually appears these guys are using his company's product).

It's sort of how like when serial killers and child molesters get beat up in prison.  Yes, it's wrong, but it's hard to have sympathy for them.

I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Many burglars are so nervous they almost shiat themselves as it is.
Not only would the horn punish them, they would probably run away before they had the chance to steal anything.


Huh.  It appears you may have stumbled upon the one non-asshole potential use for those horns.  That actually doesn't sound like an awful idea.
 
2014-06-07 01:07:44 AM

CruiserTwelve: TuteTibiImperes: It's sort of how like when serial killers and child molesters get beat up in prison. Yes, it's wrong, but it's hard to have sympathy for them.

Yeah, the air horns are annoying as hell and possibly illegal, but that doesn't excuse this unnecessary and borderline legal search. I wish they'd legalize cannabis everywhere like they have in Colorado and put an end to this stuff.


I'm with you there.  I'm really hoping that legalization starts spreading quickly now that WA and CO have broken the dam so to speak.
 
2014-06-07 01:08:01 AM

CruiserTwelve: TuteTibiImperes: It's sort of how like when serial killers and child molesters get beat up in prison. Yes, it's wrong, but it's hard to have sympathy for them.

Yeah, the air horns are annoying as hell and possibly illegal, but that doesn't excuse this unnecessary and borderline legal search. I wish they'd legalize cannabis everywhere like they have in Colorado and put an end to this stuff.


Yes, but then who would the cops arrest, and how will the jails make up for lost fine/bail revenue?
 
2014-06-07 01:14:38 AM

Trance750: Yes, but then who would the cops arrest


Black people.
 
2014-06-07 01:26:41 AM

granolasteak: I have no idea how this can possibly be legal.  How can that PD possibly justify destroying personal property (as well as a man's business) without a warrant?  I thought they had to get permission to enter a domicile, why not a vehicle?  And what gave them the right to pull out wires and disable his equipment???


Because we signed up for a for profit police state because we love two things - getting abused by corporations and wetting ourselves like snivelling children about the horror of non violent crime.
 
2014-06-07 01:28:02 AM
First they came for the douchebags and I said nothing because I support noise ordinances...
 
2014-06-07 04:06:34 AM

Trance750: Yes, but then who would the cops arrest, and how will the jails make up for lost fine/bail revenue?


Doesn't seem to be an issue in Colorado. Most cops are happy they don't have to enforce marijuana laws.
 
2014-06-07 04:14:47 AM
Cops are criminals hiding behind a badge.
 
2014-06-07 04:15:21 AM

doglover: Trance750: Yes, but then who would the cops arrest

Black people.


As long as there are dogs to be shot, the police will have plenty of work.
 
2014-06-07 04:18:59 AM
i.imgur.com

That guy?  That truck?  Those horns?  Juicy J?  Abuse of police power?  I just don't know whom to side with here.  Let's just nuke 'em all from orbit.
 
2014-06-07 04:22:24 AM

doglover: Trance750: Yes, but then who would the cops arrest

Black people.


But isn't pot illegalization was a means to that end?
 
2014-06-07 04:23:08 AM

Radak: But isn't pot illegalization was a means to that end?


FTFM.
 
2014-06-07 04:24:39 AM

granolasteak: I have no idea how this can possibly be legal.


It's not legal, but what are you going to do--call the cops?
 
2014-06-07 04:27:33 AM

flondrix: granolasteak: I have no idea how this can possibly be legal.

It's not legal, but what are you going to do--call the cops?


I had a friend who had a similar problem when someone stole his (illegal) radar detector.
 
2014-06-07 04:28:26 AM

TuteTibiImperes: I get the slippery slop argument,


It happens when you have sloppy slippers.
 
2014-06-07 04:34:01 AM

TommyymmoT: I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.


Surely god would punish you by having it go off suddenly when you were on the crapper.
 
2014-06-07 04:35:05 AM
Jeez, how many police abuses would we eliminate if we just made pot legal? No more "I smelled pot so I decided it was my duty to violate the 4th amendment."
 
2014-06-07 04:35:33 AM
Under any other circumstances this would be an example of blatant disregard for a citizens rights and the police overstepping their bounds but in this case, they were looking for drugs. We must protect our children and society. You can't make an omelet without cracking a few eggs.
 
2014-06-07 04:36:35 AM
Meanwhile the vehicle next to his probably had a pound of primo weed sitting in plain sight on the back seat.
 
2014-06-07 04:39:40 AM

Catlenfell: Meanwhile the vehicle next to his probably had a pound of primo weed sitting in plain sight on the back seat.


This
 
2014-06-07 04:41:39 AM
s.hornblasters.com
Yes.  That's his actual logo.
 
2014-06-07 04:42:20 AM

gibbon1: TommyymmoT: I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Surely god would punish you by having it go off suddenly when you were on the crapper.


It would create an atrium in my bathroom.
Have you ever been near a fire truck when they blew the 'big horn'?

I can barely imagine what it would be like indoors.
Extensive hearing protection would be required just to work on the thing.
 
2014-06-07 04:44:02 AM

mooseyfate: Yes.  That's his actual logo.


What's his fark handle?
 
2014-06-07 04:45:23 AM
I hate this LEO-hate that comes up on threads like this.  I love our local LEOs.  They're amazing men and women, and every single one of them works damned hard and is as honest as they come

Maybe my town is an oddity, but I just don't get the gangbanger attitude that seems to be rampant in some officers in some other cities.

And it's frightening to think that people like those responding here, average joes so to speak, are raising their children to fear and hate law enforcement.  It's frightening that it even seems reasonable to fear law enforcement in any shape.

End the war on drugs and end 3/4 of the problems people are arrested for.  Make prostitution safe and legal and end the other 1/4.   The straggly idiots who stilll commit crimes after that are worth shooting, anyway.
 
2014-06-07 04:47:03 AM
They arrested the truck.

But seriously they do this crap a lot. I know a few people who have had their cars towed, impounded and search because it was suspicious. They ended up having to pay impound fees to get their cars back to find them stripped of stereo equipment and any of value they had in it stolen.
 
2014-06-07 04:47:10 AM
Well maybe you'll think about driving something other than your life savings the next time you go see Juicy J.
 
2014-06-07 04:54:09 AM

mooseyfate: [s.hornblasters.com image 200x150]
Yes.  That's his actual logo.


img.fark.net
Air horn seller in cartoon logo shocker! More news as the story develops.
 
2014-06-07 04:54:41 AM

ongbok: They arrested the truck.

But seriously they do this crap a lot. I know a few people who have had their cars towed, impounded and search because it was suspicious. They ended up having to pay impound fees to get their cars back to find them stripped of stereo equipment and any of value they had in it stolen.


This kind of thing not only infuriates me, it really stuns me.  I don't have a reality setting where the police are the bad guys.

My husband, as a Chief in the FD, has stricter rules on his conduct than it seems many LEOs in other states do.  It's just shocking.  People should be able to trust, without question, those who commit to protect and serve.  And this sort of theft should be not just actionable, but a demanded actionable offense.  No way to get out of it, no excuses.

Most of us expect that when we call 911, the people who show up will be compassionate, competent, honest, sober, and hardworking.  Any deviation from that is just ...appalling.  Absolutely appalling.
 
2014-06-07 04:54:56 AM

twiztedjustin: Well maybe you'll think about driving something other than your life savings the next time you go see Juicy J.


Herrrppp
 
2014-06-07 04:58:52 AM
This is why you always leave a note.
 
2014-06-07 05:09:22 AM
Wow, this abuse of power really infuriates me. How dare these asshole cops overstep their boundaries and ruin the property of a law abiding citizen. I'm so pissed off right now, I'm shaking. I need something to calm me down.
 
2014-06-07 05:09:34 AM
The smell of marijuana is pretty farking worthless as evidence of any crime. Or maybe I've been in Hawaii too long. Seriously, I can walk down any street nearby and smell it somewhere. I smell it at the beach (often from quite far away, as the wind carries that smell for a long ways - I've smelled it from a boat offshore from people smoking onshore). I smell it everywhere.

How does anyone know that it didn't originate from some other source? How can he be SURE that it's marijuana?

The whole thing is BS. Everyone knows it's BS. Hell, ALL the damn drugs should be legal just because the BS around their illegality - sending people to jail, destroying property, outright theft, not to mention the goddamned cartels - is way worse than the consequences of drugs being legal and available.

As for this guy, I don't care how much of a douche he is, cause the cops sure topped him.
 
2014-06-07 05:11:59 AM

adamatari: The smell of marijuana is pretty farking worthless as evidence of any crime. Or maybe I've been in Hawaii too long. Seriously, I can walk down any street nearby and smell it somewhere. I smell it at the beach (often from quite far away, as the wind carries that smell for a long ways - I've smelled it from a boat offshore from people smoking onshore). I smell it everywhere.

How does anyone know that it didn't originate from some other source? How can he be SURE that it's marijuana?

The whole thing is BS. Everyone knows it's BS. Hell, ALL the damn drugs should be legal just because the BS around their illegality - sending people to jail, destroying property, outright theft, not to mention the goddamned cartels - is way worse than the consequences of drugs being legal and available.

As for this guy, I don't care how much of a douche he is, cause the cops sure topped him.


Especially at a concert in the parking lot.
 
2014-06-07 05:12:19 AM
his truck after having attended a Juicy J concert in Ybor City, Florida
Sorry but Juicy J only fark with lean/syrup, and dogs can't smell that since it's RX
 
2014-06-07 05:14:36 AM

adamatari: The smell of marijuana is pretty farking worthless as evidence of any crime. Or maybe I've been in Hawaii too long. Seriously, I can walk down any street nearby and smell it somewhere. I smell it at the beach (often from quite far away, as the wind carries that smell for a long ways - I've smelled it from a boat offshore from people smoking onshore). I smell it everywhere.

How does anyone know that it didn't originate from some other source? How can he be SURE that it's marijuana?

The whole thing is BS. Everyone knows it's BS. Hell, ALL the damn drugs should be legal just because the BS around their illegality - sending people to jail, destroying property, outright theft, not to mention the goddamned cartels - is way worse than the consequences of drugs being legal and available.

As for this guy, I don't care how much of a douche he is, cause the cops sure topped him.


I know stores that have incense that smell like weed
 
2014-06-07 05:26:32 AM
The cops probably didn't like the air horns as well. They want to be the biggest peckerheads on the road.

I've seen this happen twice at 2 different state parks. Coming back to the car, and seeing cops or park security looking in people's cars (even using a flashlight during the daytime). One time there was a little commotion, because what appeared to be seeds and stems on the dash. We didn't stick around, we assumed they were going to wait for his return.
 
2014-06-07 05:37:47 AM
I work with a guy here in Sweden, as blonde as most of you think all Swedes are. He's a big Juicy J fan. I often chide him for being the whitest guy ever to have attended a Juicy concert, but after reading this I can no longer say that with any integrity.
 
2014-06-07 05:50:04 AM
"I've got my whole life savings into this truck"

Ugh.

/fark, fark
//fark, da police
///fark da police
 
2014-06-07 05:50:05 AM
1. Make the cop pay for all repairs. Take it out of his pay check. Pay him minimum wage until the total amount is paid off.
2. Then fire his ass and ban him from working for any police department or security firm for the rest of his worthless life.
 
2014-06-07 06:01:02 AM
TuteTibiImperes:

Now, on one hand, this seems to be an example of abuse of police power.

In light of recent Supreme Court decisions and the current makeup of the Supreme Court, I would argue that there is no such thing as abuse of police power.  It simply does not exist in the US today. Anything the police do is OK, precisely because they are the police. The exception being, if the person who was abused has lots of money.  Then, and only then, the court may consider the possibility that police powers were abused.
 
2014-06-07 06:05:10 AM

granolasteak: I hate this LEO-hate that comes up on threads like this.  I love our local LEOs.  They're amazing men and women, and every single one of them works damned hard and is as honest as they come

Maybe my town is an oddity, but I just don't get the gangbanger attitude that seems to be rampant in some officers in some other cities.

And it's frightening to think that people like those responding here, average joes so to speak, are raising their children to fear and hate law enforcement.  It's frightening that it even seems reasonable to fear law enforcement in any shape.

End the war on drugs and end 3/4 of the problems people are arrested for.  Make prostitution safe and legal and end the other 1/4.   The straggly idiots who stilll commit crimes after that are worth shooting, anyway.


You just don't know how the cops in your town are crooked.
 
2014-06-07 06:10:17 AM
On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives.  Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.

static.gamespot.com
 
2014-06-07 06:12:35 AM

wax_on: Jeez, how many police abuses would we eliminate if we just made pot legal? No more "I smelled pot so I decided it was my duty to violate the 4th amendment."


Dont worry. We'll find something. The appearance that there are human trafficing victims in the trunk or something. Perhaps the popo will suddenly discover that extacy has a pungent odor. They arent going to let that sweet overtime vanish without a fight.
 
2014-06-07 06:13:31 AM

granolasteak: I have no idea how this can possibly be legal.


It's not.

  How can that PD possibly justify destroying personal property (as well as a man's business) without a warrant?

They can't

I thought they had to get permission to enter a domicile, why not a vehicle?  And what gave them the right to pull out wires and disable his equipment???

Because fark YOU, that's why.


It's ridiculous how far things have gotten out of hand since 9/11. Seriously pathetic. I have children and I hope we can start to swing this place back to some level of sanity soon. When I drop my kids off to fly to their mothers and I see 30 mouth breathing dolts who would be working at Walmart otherwise manning the security checkpoint, frisking old ladies, I cry.
 
2014-06-07 06:20:43 AM
End the war on drugs and end 3/4 of the problems people are arrested for.  Make prostitution safe and legal and end the other 1/4.   The straggly idiots who stilll commit crimes after that are worth shooting, anyway.
Hallelujah
 
2014-06-07 06:29:16 AM
Where are the teabaggers and Real Americans™? They're always screaming about the evil, over-reaching government taking all of their rights and property away.  These kinds of stories come out daily; you'd think they'd be all-hands-on-deck with this issue.
 
2014-06-07 06:33:38 AM

mcnguyen: Where are the teabaggers and Real Americans™? They're always screaming about the evil, over-reaching government taking all of their rights and property away.  These kinds of stories come out daily; you'd think they'd be all-hands-on-deck with this issue.


There were no guns involved.
 
2014-06-07 06:35:21 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Sorry but Juicy J only fark with lean/syrup, and dogs can't smell that since it's RX


Wait, so as long as I get a prescription for my pot, the dogs can't smell it?  Does that work with meth, too?
 
2014-06-07 06:48:02 AM
vehicular discrimination

Don't. Just farking don't
 
2014-06-07 07:00:38 AM

TuteTibiImperes: TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.

Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.

It does seem to be a pickup.   Here's his website.  It looks to be a Ford F-650 or F-750 medium duty truck with an aftermarket pickup conversion (they don't sell them that way from the factory).

Now, on one hand, this seems to be an example of abuse of police power.

On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives.  Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.


I'm with you. I was all ragey about abuse of police power etc then I was like wait, he sells train horns for cars and trucks that you can hear miles away and they have a warning on them that they can injure folks within 100 ft? Oh fark too bad he didn't catch any stick time
 
2014-06-07 07:19:58 AM

NickelP: TuteTibiImperes: TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.

Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.

It does seem to be a pickup.   Here's his website.  It looks to be a Ford F-650 or F-750 medium duty truck with an aftermarket pickup conversion (they don't sell them that way from the factory).

Now, on one hand, this seems to be an example of abuse of police power.

On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives.  Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.

I'm with you. I was all ragey about abuse of police power etc then I was like wait, he sells train horns for cars and trucks that you can hear miles away and they have a warning on them that they can injure folks within 100 ft? Oh fark too bad he didn't catch any stick time


Nobody posted this yet? slackers..

i.pbase.com
 
2014-06-07 07:21:03 AM
static.someecards.com
 
2014-06-07 07:25:07 AM
I am amazed they left a note!
Our local sheriffs sure as hell wouldn't!
 
2014-06-07 07:28:43 AM

gibbon1: TommyymmoT: I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Surely god would punish you by having it go off suddenly when you were on the crapper.


God has a sense of humor too you know...
besides... that would just help him go quicker. =P
 
2014-06-07 07:44:25 AM
Simple solution:
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-07 07:50:07 AM
ha ha ha ha

look at all the fark outrage because the cops violated the constitution.

/yet, when Obama uses the IRS to persecute his political enemies, the NSA to spy on US, etc, crickets chirping.

//wonders what the Department of Agriculture is going to do with all those guns they purchased
 
2014-06-07 07:51:32 AM

granolasteak: ongbok: They arrested the truck.

But seriously they do this crap a lot. I know a few people who have had their cars towed, impounded and search because it was suspicious. They ended up having to pay impound fees to get their cars back to find them stripped of stereo equipment and any of value they had in it stolen.

This kind of thing not only infuriates me, it really stuns me.  I don't have a reality setting where the police are the bad guys.

My husband, as a Chief in the FD, has stricter rules on his conduct than it seems many LEOs in other states do.  It's just shocking.  People should be able to trust, without question, those who commit to protect and serve.  And this sort of theft should be not just actionable, but a demanded actionable offense.  No way to get out of it, no excuses.

Most of us expect that when we call 911, the people who show up will be compassionate, competent, honest, sober, and hardworking.  Any deviation from that is just ...appalling.  Absolutely appalling.


How do I reach this shangrila where the police are properly restrained and always worthy or trust? I wish to relocated family there.
 
2014-06-07 08:02:14 AM

Duane Dibbley: mooseyfate: [s.hornblasters.com image 200x150]
Yes.  That's his actual logo.

[img.fark.net image 200x150]
Air horn seller in cartoon logo shocker! More news as the story develops.


I'm wondering if that was intentional or he's just so red neck stupid that he thought it looked cool.
 
2014-06-07 08:02:19 AM

SauronWasFramed: ha ha ha ha

look at all the fark outrage because the cops violated the constitution.

/yet, when Obama uses the IRS to persecute his political enemies, the NSA to spy on US, etc, crickets chirping.

//wonders what the Department of Agriculture is going to do with all those guns they purchased


Don't know what the Department of Agriculture is doing with all those guns it purchased, but I know what you did with all that tin foil you bought.
 
2014-06-07 08:04:29 AM

TuteTibiImperes: TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.

Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.

It does seem to be a pickup.   Here's his website.  It looks to be a Ford F-650 or F-750 medium duty truck with an aftermarket pickup conversion (they don't sell them that way from the factory).

Now, on one hand, this seems to be an example of abuse of police power.

On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives.  Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.


Just heard this for the first time the other day.  One of my neighbors must have it, they go up the road baring it and at first I thought it was the train (I live a mile from

granolasteak: ongbok: They arrested the truck.

But seriously they do this crap a lot. I know a few people who have had their cars towed, impounded and search because it was suspicious. They ended up having to pay impound fees to get their cars back to find them stripped of stereo equipment and any of value they had in it stolen.

This kind of thing not only infuriates me, it really stuns me.  I don't have a reality setting where the police are the bad guys.

My husband, as a Chief in the FD, has stricter rules on his conduct than it seems many LEOs in other states do.  It's just shocking.  People should be able to trust, without question, those who commit to protect and serve.  And this sort of theft should be not just actionable, but a demanded actionable offense.  No way to get out of it, no excuses.

Most of us expect that when we call 911, the people who show up will be compassionate, competent, honest, sober, and hardworking.  Any deviation from that is just ...appalling.  Absolutely appalling.


Yeah?  I have a friend who is a cop.  He sometimes tells us amusing stories about how stupid/ borderline incompetent his coworkers are.  Do you remember that IQ test some departments have cops take so they won't hire anyone too smart?  I think my friend might not pass it on the high side.  Not so sure about some of his coworkers.

I'm talking stupid like texting and Facebooking while driving.  Like 16 year old driver stupid.
 
2014-06-07 08:06:04 AM

granolasteak: I hate this LEO-hate that comes up on threads like this.  I love our local LEOs.  They're amazing men and women, and every single one of them works damned hard and is as honest as they come

Maybe my town is an oddity, but I just don't get the gangbanger attitude that seems to be rampant in some officers in some other cities.

And it's frightening to think that people like those responding here, average joes so to speak, are raising their children to fear and hate law enforcement.  It's frightening that it even seems reasonable to fear law enforcement in any shape.

End the war on drugs and end 3/4 of the problems people are arrested for.  Make prostitution safe and legal and end the other 1/4.   The straggly idiots who stilll commit crimes after that are worth shooting, anyway.


My local police are generally fantastic as well. They're also not pulling no-knock raids for non-violent offenses, and they're not using 'civil forfeiture' to steal everything they can. All my interactions with them have been professional (though I admit it can only help to be a clean-cut white guy driving cars in decent repair.)
 
2014-06-07 08:22:25 AM
Someone needs to develop a perfume that smells like marijuana, but isn't. Think of the things you could get the police to rip apart with something like that.

"Officer, that pig feces/entrail waste hauler smells like marijuana! You should check it out. Thoroughly... Think of the children!..."
 
2014-06-07 08:41:36 AM
notice how the police are total scumbags when it comes to cannabis, people are quick to apologize for the police like they are 'just following orders" but they consistently go above and beyond on the shiatheel scale when it comes to weed. They deserve all the ridicule and hate they get.
 
2014-06-07 08:43:50 AM

TuteTibiImperes: granolasteak: TuteTibiImperes: On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives. Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.

I hope you're being facetious about the "not exactly upset" part of your comment.

What's next?   "He were one of dem dark skinned folk, so I'm not exactly upset."  Or, "She weren't wearing a long enough skirt, so I'm not exactly upset."

Slippery slopes are....slippery.

I get the slippery slop argument, but I really, truly, detest the product that this guy sells.  It encourages and enables this kind of douchebaggery (based on the faceplate decal it actually appears these guys are using his company's product).

It's sort of how like when serial killers and child molesters get beat up in prison.  Yes, it's wrong, but it's hard to have sympathy for them.


Oh those things. I hate everyone involved in this story including this guys customers.

/Its the new whistles that go WOOOO WOOOO.
//Bubb Rubb had a better personality
 
2014-06-07 08:44:09 AM

insertsnarkyusername: granolasteak: I hate this LEO-hate that comes up on threads like this.  I love our local LEOs.  They're amazing men and women, and every single one of them works damned hard and is as honest as they come

Maybe my town is an oddity, but I just don't get the gangbanger attitude that seems to be rampant in some officers in some other cities.

And it's frightening to think that people like those responding here, average joes so to speak, are raising their children to fear and hate law enforcement.  It's frightening that it even seems reasonable to fear law enforcement in any shape.

End the war on drugs and end 3/4 of the problems people are arrested for.  Make prostitution safe and legal and end the other 1/4.   The straggly idiots who stilll commit crimes after that are worth shooting, anyway.

You just don't know how the cops in your town are crooked.


The problem is that it's a self-feeding spiral. A lot of cops treat the public as the enemy. This causes parents to teach children to stay away from the scary man with the badge. This causes cops to be surrounded by unspoken hostility. Et cetera.

Sadly, there isn't anything that the public can do about it, other than set up limits to abuse of color of law.
 
2014-06-07 08:51:32 AM

abhorrent1: vehicular discrimination

Don't. Just farking don't


That used to be an issue in the town i grew up in. The cops were accused of pulling over folks with Broward or Dade County plates based on the fact they thought thats where all the drugs were coming from. Having those plates and being profiled isnt much different than having this guys douchebag truck and getting profiled for it.
 
2014-06-07 08:59:00 AM

gibbon1: TommyymmoT: I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Surely god would punish you by having it go off suddenly when you were on the crapper.


At least you'd be in the right place.
 
2014-06-07 09:03:45 AM
Polite enough to leave a note but too dumb to plant a bag of weed.
 
2014-06-07 09:04:28 AM
I'm guessing that he pissed one of them off with one of his horns and they used the " i smell weed" bs to get back at him.
Weed should be legal like it is here and in Co. There are many people that should smoke it everyday; the world would be a better place.
 
2014-06-07 09:09:47 AM

TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.
Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.


I got as far as We deliver the loudest train horn kits you can buy and then.....

media.tumblr.com
 
2014-06-07 09:12:45 AM

granolasteak: I hate this LEO-hate that comes up on threads like this.  I love our local LEOs.  They're amazing men and women, and every single one of them works damned hard and is as honest as they come

Maybe my town is an oddity, but I just don't get the gangbanger attitude that seems to be rampant in some officers in some other cities.

And it's frightening to think that people like those responding here, average joes so to speak, are raising their children to fear and hate law enforcement.  It's frightening that it even seems reasonable to fear law enforcement in any shape.

End the war on drugs and end 3/4 of the problems people are arrested for.  Make prostitution safe and legal and end the other 1/4.   The straggly idiots who stilll commit crimes after that are worth shooting, anyway.


Lulz. If I thought this place was inhabited by average joes I'd feel the same way you do. Fear not.
 
2014-06-07 09:27:13 AM

doglover: granolasteak: I have no idea how this can possibly be legal.

It's not.


When the law enforcers do it, it's called 'extralegal'.
 
2014-06-07 09:29:08 AM

Igor Jakovsky: abhorrent1: vehicular discrimination

Don't. Just farking don't

That used to be an issue in the town i grew up in. The cops were accused of pulling over folks with Broward or Dade County plates based on the fact they thought thats where all the drugs were coming from. Having those plates and being profiled isnt much different than having this guys douchebag truck and getting profiled for it.


That's been going on everywhere forever.  Driving through Wisconsin or Indiana with Illinois plates? Yeah, pretty good chance you're gonna get pulled over. Maybe not because they suspect drugs but still. I got a ticket in Iowa for going 59 in a 55. They know you're just gonna pay it rather than drive all the way back to contest it.
 
2014-06-07 09:39:46 AM

cryinoutloud: TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.
Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.

I got as far as We deliver the loudest train horn kits you can buy and then.....


I can't figure out why anyone would buy these. What kind of asshole would spend $500+ so you can hear his horn 2. Miles away and he can damage the hearing of anyone within 100 ft? I ausually against banning things but these shouldn't even be sold
 
2014-06-07 09:43:36 AM

Frederf: This is why you always leave a note.


If that's an arrested development reference i love you
 
2014-06-07 09:44:52 AM
This sort of behavior is not abnormal.

Was at a highway rest stop the other day. Was towing, so I dropped the truck and trailer in the truck parking area.

There was a car carrier there, surrounded by ten or so unmarked police vehicles, among them a large number of SUVs. The first obviously strange thing was that, trailing from the doors on the SUV's, were a bunch of Dewalt power tool battery chargers.

They had all the brand new, fresh-off-the-boat cars pulled off the truck and were systematically dismantling them right there in the rest stop parking lot. Did not photograph, because my own setup looked far from legit - big Dodge farm truck with "PRIVATE TRANSPORT NOT FOR HIRE" decals, a flatbed trailer, and a fully dismantled Corvette strapped on, with all its guts piled up in the back of the truck.
 
2014-06-07 09:49:58 AM

NickelP: cryinoutloud: TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.
Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.

I got as far as We deliver the loudest train horn kits you can buy and then.....

I can't figure out why anyone would buy these. What kind of asshole would spend $500+ so you can hear his horn 2. Miles away and he can damage the hearing of anyone within 100 ft? I ausually against banning things but these shouldn't even be sold


Some guy with a small dick?
 
2014-06-07 09:52:37 AM

TuteTibiImperes: On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives. Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.


Yeah.  They were wrong but I can't say I'm that upset.
 
2014-06-07 09:53:04 AM

granolasteak: I hope you're being facetious about the "not exactly upset" part of your comment.

What's next?   "He were one of dem dark skinned folk, so I'm not exactly upset."  Or, "She weren't wearing a long enough skirt, so I'm not exactly upset."

Slippery slopes are....slippery.


Went straight to racism and sluts, huh?  Says a lot.
 
2014-06-07 09:58:27 AM

gibbon1: TommyymmoT: I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Surely god would punish you by having it go off suddenly when you were on the crapper.


That's actually the one PERFECT time for it to go off.
 
2014-06-07 10:05:23 AM

phrawgh: Under any other circumstances this would be an example of blatant disregard for a citizens rights and the police overstepping their bounds but in this case, they were looking for drugs. We must protect our children and society. You can't make an omelet without cracking a few eggs.


But what of the private prisons? They get a lot of money to keep people locked up and 50% of them are in there for majiuana possession. If you don't keep the prisons at 100% capacity you lose a lot of that money.
 
2014-06-07 10:05:30 AM

JoieD'Zen: NickelP: cryinoutloud: TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.
Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.

I got as far as We deliver the loudest train horn kits you can buy and then.....

I can't figure out why anyone would buy these. What kind of asshole would spend $500+ so you can hear his horn 2. Miles away and he can damage the hearing of anyone within 100 ft? I ausually against banning things but these shouldn't even be sold

Some guy with a small dick?


I am not at all upset the cops trashed his ride, I mean the Cops targeted the right kind of asshole to be vandalized. I've heard these train horn go off, some asshole in Lakeland has one and goes around the Mall parking lot and outdoor diners to blast his little horn.
I wouldn't be surprised if someone founds out who it is, and the guy gets beaten to an inch of his life - it would be sweet justice. Problem is they are not entirely main stream enough to be banned, however some of these assholes have them and its a serious problem.

I am deaf and it sounded like it was a freight train 15 feet from me, if my ears cringe I can bet other people would be none so pleased to have these horns go off. Either way good job to the officer, hopefully the jackass grows up.
 
2014-06-07 10:14:58 AM
Later on, the police will be quietly paying for this gentleman's damage in an out-of-court settlement.   If they smelled dope, they needed to go to a judge and get a warrant.  No exigent circumstances here to get around that.
 
2014-06-07 10:22:31 AM
So the cops didn't have a baggie they could have planted in the truck?
Would have covered their ass.
 
2014-06-07 10:23:45 AM

BravadoGT: Later on, the police will be quietly paying for this gentleman's damage in an out-of-court settlement.   If they smelled dope, they needed to go to a judge and get a warrant.  No exigent circumstances here to get around that.


Not likely in Florida, we have something called "probable cause", the officer suspected the truck had a stash of weed, if he swears this statement in court, the court could either approve or reject this (most of the time charges dropped). In this case if the guy wants he can go after the police officer, which would put every cop against him in Florida, pulling him over for speeding when he's going 1mph over etc.

Word of advice to him, remove the horns and quietly get his truck repaired because he makes it worse for himself.
 
2014-06-07 10:26:56 AM

abhorrent1: Igor Jakovsky: abhorrent1: vehicular discrimination

Don't. Just farking don't

That used to be an issue in the town i grew up in. The cops were accused of pulling over folks with Broward or Dade County plates based on the fact they thought thats where all the drugs were coming from. Having those plates and being profiled isnt much different than having this guys douchebag truck and getting profiled for it.

That's been going on everywhere forever.  Driving through Wisconsin or Indiana with Illinois plates? Yeah, pretty good chance you're gonna get pulled over. Maybe not because they suspect drugs but still. I got a ticket in Iowa for going 59 in a 55. They know you're just gonna pay it rather than drive all the way back to contest it.


Were you driving 59?
 
2014-06-07 10:27:47 AM
I heard that the major cocaine traffickers used to take cocaine and cannabis and blend it up into a fine liquid and then spray it on everything getting shipped out of Columbia but the product. There used to be a guy at the shipping yard who walked around with his sprayer hitting every container. They also used to spray their money so that it got into circulation, the idea being that the cops would be so busy with false alarms that they could just slip past. Also, I know a guy that used to train police dogs and he said that most dogs are trained crookedly by their handlers and they can make them react anytime they want to even if the dog did not find anything.
 
2014-06-07 10:28:28 AM

Misconduc: I am deaf and it sounded like it was a freight train 15 feet from me, if my ears cringe I can bet other people would be none so pleased to have these horns go off. Either way good job to the officer, hopefully the jackass grows up.


I have really sensitive ears and I jump at loud noises. No, I'm not just being a whiny biatch--I have to put my hands over my ears if one of those loud choppers go by, or an unmuffled truck. They completely unnerve me if I'm driving and one is too close. If somebody blew off one of those air horns near me, my ears would cringe so hard I might drive off the road. Seriously. Not farking funny.
 
2014-06-07 10:36:23 AM

granolasteak: I hate this LEO-hate that comes up on threads like this.  I love our local LEOs.  They're amazing men and women, and every single one of them works damned hard and is as honest as they come

Maybe my town is an oddity...


  It very likely is. My town also has a very professional and effective police force, but even our officers have mentioned that the cops in a neighboring area even scare THEM, personally. Apparently, the exact kind of applicants our force rejects due to psych screens showing a predilection toward violence and power issues are exactly the applicants that city hires. One force has an attitude of policing, and the other almost an attitude of a military occupation force. Different institutional cultures entirely. Its like a group of goddamn mall ninjas with uniforms and guns, and openly hurt and/or kill people who cross them. Openly, on camera, and still always get cleared for it. Eventually the feds may step in the way they have had in other places, but that takes a loooooong time and a lot of bodies.
 Not all departments are created equal. You got lucky. Don't think its typical.
 
2014-06-07 10:36:40 AM

mooseyfate: [s.hornblasters.com image 200x150]
Yes.  That's his actual logo.


All right. We waste him.


img.fark.net
 
2014-06-07 10:41:27 AM
It was done by Tampa PD...yeah they are all corrupt as hell. He should call the County Sheriffs dept and press charges against the cops and the department. Also I'm sure lob a few dozen 7 figure lawsuits their way.
 
2014-06-07 10:49:32 AM
This is what happens when guys who are worried about their penis size find each other.  Here is the summary I would like to see in the paper:

Some young guy is worried about his penis size and sells loud, obnoxious horns to other young guys worried about their penis size.  The cops, who are butt hurt about not having the legal tools to bust mr horn guy, and who are worried about their own penis size as a result, decide to become vigilantes and screw with mr horn guy's truck to teach him a lesson.

As someone above said, nuke em all from space.
 
2014-06-07 10:51:14 AM

Misconduc: BravadoGT: Later on, the police will be quietly paying for this gentleman's damage in an out-of-court settlement.   If they smelled dope, they needed to go to a judge and get a warrant.  No exigent circumstances here to get around that.

Not likely in Florida, we have something called "probable cause", the officer suspected the truck had a stash of weed, if he swears this statement in court, the court could either approve or reject this (most of the time charges dropped). In this case if the guy wants he can go after the police officer, which would put every cop against him in Florida, pulling him over for speeding when he's going 1mph over etc.

Word of advice to him, remove the horns and quietly get his truck repaired because he makes it worse for himself.


Yeah--that's what lawyer-types call a "warrant."  What court did the cop go to before tearing apart this guy's car?
 
2014-06-07 10:54:25 AM
weng ,
This sort of behavior is not abnormal.
Was at a highway rest stop the other day. Was towing, so I dropped the truck and trailer in the truck parking area.
There was a car carrier there, surrounded by ten or so unmarked police vehicles, among them a large number of SUVs. The first obviously strange thing was that, trailing from the doors on the SUV's, were a bunch of Dewalt power tool battery chargers.They had all the brand new, fresh-off-the-boat cars pulled off the truck and were systematically dismantling them right there in the rest stop parking lot. Did not photograph, because my own setup looked far from legit - big Dodge farm truck with "PRIVATE TRANSPORT NOT FOR HIRE" decals, a flatbed trailer, and a fully dismantled Corvette strapped on, with all its guts piled up in the back of the truck.


Pretty sure that trick has been  been used to move drugs on a  large scale.  More then a few ounces of weed.

Not saying police should not be liable if they make a mistake and cause damage, but this could be a trick used to move large amounts of drugs.  I hope the police had a clue before breaking out the tools.
 
2014-06-07 10:54:53 AM

BravadoGT: Yeah--that's what lawyer-types call a "warrant."  What court did the cop go to before tearing apart this guy's car?


He's free to file a complaint, I'm sure an internal investigation will follow with the cop getting his pay reduced for a week or so, mean while this guy becomes a mortal enemy with his shiny big truck to every Police officer in 100 miles.

I'll grab the popcorn.
 
2014-06-07 10:59:08 AM
Ivan the Tolerable
granolasteak: I hate this LEO-hate that comes up on threads like this. I love our local LEOs. They're amazing men and women, and every single one of them works damned hard and is as honest as they come
Maybe my town is an oddity...
It very likely is. My town also has a very professional and effective police force, but even our officers have mentioned that the cops in a neighboring area even scare THEM, personally. Apparently, the exact kind of applicants our force rejects due to psych screens showing a predilection toward violence and power issues are exactly the applicants that city hires. One force has an attitude of policing, and the other almost an attitude of a military occupation force. Different institutional cultures entirely. Its like a group of goddamn mall ninjas with uniforms and guns, and openly hurt and/or kill people who cross them. Openly, on camera, and still always get cleared for it. Eventually the feds may step in the way they have had in other places, but that takes a loooooong time and a lot of bodies.
Not all departments are created equal. You got lucky. Don't think its typical.


Some cities are pretty rational. Some cities like to hire police that think they are doing house to house searches in iraq regardless of context.
 
2014-06-07 11:00:26 AM

BravadoGT: Misconduc: BravadoGT: Later on, the police will be quietly paying for this gentleman's damage in an out-of-court settlement.   If they smelled dope, they needed to go to a judge and get a warrant.  No exigent circumstances here to get around that.

Not likely in Florida, we have something called "probable cause", the officer suspected the truck had a stash of weed, if he swears this statement in court, the court could either approve or reject this (most of the time charges dropped). In this case if the guy wants he can go after the police officer, which would put every cop against him in Florida, pulling him over for speeding when he's going 1mph over etc.

Word of advice to him, remove the horns and quietly get his truck repaired because he makes it worse for himself.

Yeah--that's what lawyer-types call a "warrant."  What court did the cop go to before tearing apart this guy's car?


They didn't have to.
'Drug dogs', sometimes real but often fake, trump the probable cause requirement just by scratching at any part of the car.
 
2014-06-07 11:05:06 AM

granolasteak: This kind of thing not only infuriates me, it really stuns me.  I don't have a reality setting where the police are the bad guys.


Then what reality do you live in? Since 9/11 particularly, the face of law enforcement has changed. Lots of people previously incapable of getting jobs as mall security have badges, even Federal ones. Powers unheard of are commonplace now, and abused openly. Police are trained with armored vehicles and military weapons and tactics. Patrolling your street to make you feel safe or to protect you is something that died a generation ago. Supreme Court already stated they have no obligation to protect you anymore, and the folks joining the force now never had that idea enter their mind.
 Welcome to reality, sister.
 
2014-06-07 11:14:36 AM

Igor Jakovsky: //Bubb Rubb had a better personality


No love for Li'l Sis?
 
2014-06-07 11:19:15 AM
I'm surprised they didn't just steal the truck and assfark the guy right there in the parking lot to boot. I mean, that's what I would have expected.

Guess they couldn't find a baby to grenade or a pet to kill that day.
 
2014-06-07 11:23:37 AM

NickelP: cryinoutloud: TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.
Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.

I got as far as We deliver the loudest train horn kits you can buy and then.....

I can't figure out why anyone would buy these. What kind of asshole would spend $500+ so you can hear his horn 2. Miles away and he can damage the hearing of anyone within 100 ft? I ausually against banning things but these shouldn't even be sold


Not much different than these douche bags with 800 speakers in their $2000 car, cruising up and down the street with their windows open blaring their music for everyone to hear.

I've even seen these guys wearing hearing protection while doing it.

Attention whores.
 
2014-06-07 11:25:53 AM

sethen320: abhorrent1: Igor Jakovsky: abhorrent1: vehicular discrimination

Don't. Just farking don't

That used to be an issue in the town i grew up in. The cops were accused of pulling over folks with Broward or Dade County plates based on the fact they thought thats where all the drugs were coming from. Having those plates and being profiled isnt much different than having this guys douchebag truck and getting profiled for it.

That's been going on everywhere forever.  Driving through Wisconsin or Indiana with Illinois plates? Yeah, pretty good chance you're gonna get pulled over. Maybe not because they suspect drugs but still. I got a ticket in Iowa for going 59 in a 55. They know you're just gonna pay it rather than drive all the way back to contest it.

Were you driving 59?


I don't know, maybe. That's not the point.
You could go to court and argue calibration and likely get a 4mph over ticket thrown out. But as I said. They know I'm not driving two hours back to Iowa to fight it when I can just send them a check for $50 bucks.
 
2014-06-07 11:27:36 AM

GDubDub: Not much different than these douche bags with 800 speakers in their $2000 car, cruising up and down the street with their windows open blaring their music for everyone to hear.

I've even seen these guys wearing hearing protection while doing it.

Attention whores.


I've always said that. "Oh look, a $500 car with a $5000 stereo system". Nice priorities there, G.
 
2014-06-07 11:37:10 AM

Misconduc: Word of advice to him, remove the horns and quietly get his truck repaired because he makes it worse for himself.


So, let the police destroy his legal income and walk away?  You do get his douchey truck is for advertising to other douche truck owners, right?  Whether you and the cops like it or not, he's trying to sell horns to truckers and douchey RV people, legally.  At least he's being legal AND ethical (even douches can be ethical), the cops may have the legal side covered, they forgot all about the ethical part of being a decent human being.

/loud horns are obnoxious, but when encountering some bad drivers, the horn is never loud enough.
 
2014-06-07 11:39:43 AM
locomotivehorns.info
Awww hell yeah! Tailgate me again farker.
 
2014-06-07 11:43:09 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: his truck after having attended a Juicy J concert in Ybor City, Florida
Sorry but Juicy J only fark with lean/syrup, and dogs can't smell that since it's RX


I'M sorry.... is this in English?
 
2014-06-07 11:46:14 AM

SauronWasFramed: /yet, when Obama uses the IRS to persecute his political enemies


[citation needed]

What the fark does that old discredited pile of rotting whargarbl have to do with the subject at hand anyway?
Get back to the sovereign citizen thread where you belong, Mr. Bundy.
 
2014-06-07 11:46:23 AM

cryinoutloud: TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.
Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.

I got as far as We deliver the loudest train horn kits you can buy and then.....

[media.tumblr.com image 500x332]


Can someone explain the need to put these things on a car?  Does it involve the penis?
 
2014-06-07 11:50:29 AM

abhorrent1: GDubDub: Not much different than these douche bags with 800 speakers in their $2000 car, cruising up and down the street with their windows open blaring their music for everyone to hear.

I've even seen these guys wearing hearing protection while doing it.

Attention whores.

I've always said that. "Oh look, a $500 car with a $5000 stereo system". Nice priorities there, G.


Well, if you're hooked up with social services and/or trying to launder money you can't have an expensive car registered in your name but you can spend as much as you want on the bling to outfit it.
I get pissed when I see kids in the car with the blasting stereos.
 
2014-06-07 11:56:38 AM
ts1.mm.bing.net

ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2014-06-07 11:58:54 AM
Not trying to be loud or obnoxious with those horns, since a majority are Walmart crap quality.  I installed a Stebel 138 d horn, one on my car, one on my motorcycle, have only felt the need to use the car one twice. Installed them when i bought the car new in 2005. Had to remove the grill and build a bracket for it. Don't need air tanks or all that ghetto stuff to go wrong. Most of that stuff isn't worth the chinese plastic it's made of.Put one on my motorcycle, stock location, never had to use it. Only about 60 bucks each.
 
2014-06-07 11:59:07 AM

Cataholic: cryinoutloud: TommyymmoT: First, it was not a pickup.
Second, they didn't just trash a truck, they trashed his business because he uses it as a mobile platform to demonstrate the variety of air horns he sells for a living, and they trashed his demos.

I got as far as We deliver the loudest train horn kits you can buy and then.....

[media.tumblr.com image 500x332]

Can someone explain the need to put these things on a car?  Does it involve the penis?


In Florida with the number of ancient mofos driving around maybe a train horn is actually necessary.
 
2014-06-07 12:02:55 PM

JoieD'Zen: abhorrent1: GDubDub: Not much different than these douche bags with 800 speakers in their $2000 car, cruising up and down the street with their windows open blaring their music for everyone to hear.

I've even seen these guys wearing hearing protection while doing it.

Attention whores.

I've always said that. "Oh look, a $500 car with a $5000 stereo system". Nice priorities there, G.

Well, if you're hooked up with social services and/or trying to launder money you can't have an expensive car registered in your name but you can spend as much as you want on the bling to outfit it.
I get pissed when I see kids in the car with the blasting stereos.


When I lived in the city, I drove past the projects almost daily. The parking lots looked like a farking Cadillac dealership while I was driving around in a $700 GMC Jimmy.

/go to dealer that doesn't require a credit check or proof of income
//get car and don't pay for it until it's repossessed
///rinse repeat
 
2014-06-07 12:11:33 PM
Destroying the truck is a small price to pay to protect our innocent children from the pure evil of marihuana.
Darn kids today with their hippety-hoppety 8-track tapes!
Get off my lawn!img.fark.net
 
2014-06-07 12:14:03 PM

TommyymmoT: I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Many burglars are so nervous they almost shiat themselves as it is.


Imagine a false alarm and you can't hear the burglar alarm people talking over the phone to you over the noise. So the cops show up and lots of neighbors crowd around. At 3 am.  And then someone has a heart attack.

It cost $150 to remove the alarm and replace it with one that doesn't kill all hearing.
 
2014-06-07 12:14:04 PM

SauronWasFramed: /yet, when Obama uses the IRS to persecute his political enemies, the NSA to spy on US, etc, crickets chirping.


Does reality intrude much into your little world?

Thought not.
 
2014-06-07 12:16:12 PM
No, the douche cop who actually ripped apart the truck should be solely responsible for paying and also be straight up fired. Having the PD pay for it will just incite a meaningless apology and the cop will maybe get suspended for a bit then be right back on the force. Where's the incentive in that for cops not to do stupid shiat like this? And if that were me, I'd track down the idiot dumb enough to leave the note and beat his ass to a pulp, give them a legit reason to mess with me then.
 
2014-06-07 12:19:39 PM

bingethinker: 1. Make the cop pay for all repairs. Take it out of his pay check. Pay him minimum wage until the total amount is paid off.
2. Then fire his ass and ban him from working for any police department or security firm for the rest of his worthless life.


Finally a smart solution! In reality, the PD will pay for it, maybe, and may give an empty meaningless apology. The cop in question may, at a maximum, get suspended and them come righ back. Where's the incentive for cops not to do stupid shiat with this? I like your idea better.
 
2014-06-07 12:20:01 PM

BravadoGT: Later on, the police will be quietly paying for this gentleman's damage in an out-of-court settlement.   If they smelled dope, they needed to go to a judge and get a warrant.  No exigent circumstances here to get around that.


That's not how it works.  They don't have to "get a warrant".
 
2014-06-07 12:24:07 PM

JoieD'Zen: I'm guessing that he pissed one of them off with one of his horns and they used the " i smell weed" bs to get back at him.
Weed should be legal like it is here and in Co. There are many people that should smoke it everyday; the world would be a better place.


Pretty much this.  Some a-hole probably was playing with his PA or did the horn, and had that rediculous logo on the car.
 
2014-06-07 12:27:15 PM
Judged, Juried and Punished by Cop.
What's new?
Some prick with a badge decided he did not like horns.

/the only thing that stops a gang is a worse gang called "police"
//Olie did this first
 
2014-06-07 12:29:36 PM

BitwiseShift: TommyymmoT: I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Many burglars are so nervous they almost shiat themselves as it is.

Imagine a false alarm and you can't hear the burglar alarm people talking over the phone to you over the noise. So the cops show up and lots of neighbors crowd around. At 3 am.  And then someone has a heart attack.

It cost $150 to remove the alarm and replace it with one that doesn't kill all hearing.


It would only be used when the building is completely vacant due to the likelihood of hearing damage from having one indoors.
This would be separate motion controlled system independent of any other alarm system.
It would also shut down after 15 seconds because it's only used for (true) shock value.
 
2014-06-07 12:35:28 PM
Dirty J1


Sure you would. You're a regular ITG, ain't ya's??
 
2014-06-07 12:39:07 PM
And in no way will anyone be held responsible.
 
2014-06-07 01:11:36 PM

Trance750: The pigs overstep their boundries every day, and dare the common man to do anything about it


This is why I was laughing my ass off when that nutbar punk was killing cops in Moncton or wherever. They all farking deserve it, and I hope the next one shatters his high score.

/cue the half-witted 'durr call a hippie next time you're in trouble' crowd. As if a hippie couldn't drive over to my house, fill out some paperwork and say 'well there's not much we can do here now'.
//Additionally, the hippie is statistically much less likely to murder my dog and ruin my life - and if he does, by chance do those things, his punishment will be more severe than a paid vacation
 
2014-06-07 02:12:10 PM
It's still Daryl Gates' fault
 
2014-06-07 02:48:35 PM
Not that I agree with it, but I thought that if an officer has "reasonable grounds" to believe that there is a crime, they are allowed to enter a property without a warrant? A more appropriate example could be that if they hear gunshots coming from a house, they can enter the home to investigate because if they wait for a warrant to come through 4 people could be dead and the perp could be half way out of state.

That said, in this case if the cop really believed there was dope coming from the car, he could have called for a drug sniffing dog to come in to confirm his assumptions. Of course, one also must ask why were the cops allowed to search cars in the parking lot (private property) without a warrant in itself.

/yeah, he's gonna get a nice settlement cheque out of this
 
2014-06-07 03:09:09 PM

Electrify: That said, in this case if the cop really believed there was dope coming from the car, he could have called for a drug sniffing dog to come in to confirm his assumptions.


First line of the note left behind: "Your car was checked by TPD K-9."

The legality of the search is questionable. The necessity of the search is not.

It's likely that the local cops decided to run their drug sniffing dog through the parking lot during the concert in the assumption that there would be drugs present, and the dog hit on this guys car. In my opinion that, in itself, is a waste of time and resources. As for the legality of the search, it has long been held that vehicles create their own exigency due to their mobility. However, in this case the vehicle was parked and unoccupied and the cops could have seized it pending issuance of a warrant. The exigency in this case is questionable.
 
2014-06-07 03:24:53 PM

abhorrent1: sethen320: abhorrent1: Igor Jakovsky: abhorrent1: vehicular discrimination

Don't. Just farking don't

That used to be an issue in the town i grew up in. The cops were accused of pulling over folks with Broward or Dade County plates based on the fact they thought thats where all the drugs were coming from. Having those plates and being profiled isnt much different than having this guys douchebag truck and getting profiled for it.

That's been going on everywhere forever.  Driving through Wisconsin or Indiana with Illinois plates? Yeah, pretty good chance you're gonna get pulled over. Maybe not because they suspect drugs but still. I got a ticket in Iowa for going 59 in a 55. They know you're just gonna pay it rather than drive all the way back to contest it.

Were you driving 59?

I don't know, maybe. That's not the point.
You could go to court and argue calibration and likely get a 4mph over ticket thrown out. But as I said. They know I'm not driving two hours back to Iowa to fight it when I can just send them a check for $50 bucks.


Seems like not "maybe" speeding would eliminate the problem...particularly if you know they pull those shenanigans.

I deal with the same stuff when I drive through certain areas. Cruise control at 2 mph under is your friend, unless its raining of course.
 
2014-06-07 04:09:50 PM

sethen320: abhorrent1: sethen320: abhorrent1: Igor Jakovsky: abhorrent1: vehicular discrimination

Don't. Just farking don't

That used to be an issue in the town i grew up in. The cops were accused of pulling over folks with Broward or Dade County plates based on the fact they thought thats where all the drugs were coming from. Having those plates and being profiled isnt much different than having this guys douchebag truck and getting profiled for it.

That's been going on everywhere forever.  Driving through Wisconsin or Indiana with Illinois plates? Yeah, pretty good chance you're gonna get pulled over. Maybe not because they suspect drugs but still. I got a ticket in Iowa for going 59 in a 55. They know you're just gonna pay it rather than drive all the way back to contest it.

Were you driving 59?

I don't know, maybe. That's not the point.
You could go to court and argue calibration and likely get a 4mph over ticket thrown out. But as I said. They know I'm not driving two hours back to Iowa to fight it when I can just send them a check for $50 bucks.

Seems like not "maybe" speeding would eliminate the problem...particularly if you know they pull those shenanigans.

I deal with the same stuff when I drive through certain areas. Cruise control at 2 mph under is your friend, unless its raining of course.


Sigh...
Just because you have your cruise control set at 53, that doesn't mean the cops radar is going to read 53.
 
2014-06-07 04:29:15 PM

TuteTibiImperes: TommyymmoT: TuteTibiImperes: granolasteak: TuteTibiImperes: On the other hand, his business is selling those infuriatingly obnoxious incredibly loud horns for trucks that make them sound like locomotives. Given that, I'm not exactly upset that the police trashed it.

I hope you're being facetious about the "not exactly upset" part of your comment.

What's next?   "He were one of dem dark skinned folk, so I'm not exactly upset."  Or, "She weren't wearing a long enough skirt, so I'm not exactly upset."

Slippery slopes are....slippery.

I get the slippery slop argument, but I really, truly, detest the product that this guy sells.  It encourages and enables this kind of douchebaggery (based on the faceplate decal it actually appears these guys are using his company's product).

It's sort of how like when serial killers and child molesters get beat up in prison.  Yes, it's wrong, but it's hard to have sympathy for them.

I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Many burglars are so nervous they almost shiat themselves as it is.
Not only would the horn punish them, they would probably run away before they had the chance to steal anything.

Huh.  It appears you may have stumbled upon the one non-asshole potential use for those horns.  That actually doesn't sound like an awful idea.


They also work very well in First Niagara Arena as a celebration for when the Buffalo Sabres score.  ...it was pretty quiet in there since last October....
 
2014-06-07 05:17:22 PM

Ivan the Tolerable: SauronWasFramed: /yet, when Obama uses the IRS to persecute his political enemies

[citation needed]

What the fark does that old discredited pile of rotting whargarbl have to do with the subject at hand anyway?
Get back to the sovereign citizen thread where you belong, Mr. Bundy.


citation needed?  You really have to strain yourself to look the other way.  don't hurt yourself.

lol  - Oh to be a naive braindead liberal that shuts his eyes and ears to the evils that transpire in DC in the name of politics.

///thanks for the lol post....you affirm my belief that liberals really do anything they can to defuse the obama administration and its lawlessness
 
2014-06-07 05:23:24 PM
Even if they had bothered to get a warrant, they shouldn't have the right to tear his truck apart and not pay for the damages.
 
2014-06-07 05:26:39 PM

SpdrJay: doglover: Trance750: Yes, but then who would the cops arrest

Black people.

As long as there are dogs to be shot, the police will have plenty of work.


In Colorado they are more creative.

"Not arresting people for pot gives us a whole lot of elk shooting time!"

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/elk-killing-colorado-cop-guilty-i ll egal-hunting-23982394
 
2014-06-07 05:29:25 PM

CruiserTwelve: First line of the note left behind: "Your car was checked by TPD K-9."

. And they ask me, "Okay, we just wanna let the drug dog walk by it a couple times." I said, "Fine". And the drug dog walks by a couple times, and the guy goes, "Well, the dog gave us the signal that there are drugs on the plane". And I was like, "...No, he didn't! That dog didn't do anything, I was starting straight at it! He didn't wink, blink, woof, or paw. What's his signal, a blank stare? [Mimes a blank stare] That's all he did!"

-Ron White

 
2014-06-07 07:00:24 PM

gibbon1: TommyymmoT: I once considered putting one of those horns INSIDE my house as part of an alarm system.

Surely god would punish you by having it go off suddenly when you were on the crapper.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-07 08:17:12 PM
Considering the expense of the vehicle and its value as a company truck I'm surprised that:

A. It didn't have an alarm system in it and enabled
B. Said alarm system wasn't hooked up to the loudest farking horn that he had (but still within 'legal' limits)

It would only have to go off for 15 seconds, but those cops and that dog wouldn't be right for weeks.

/might even end up retiring the K9... if you could catch up to him
 
m00
2014-06-07 08:29:26 PM

wax_on: Jeez, how many police abuses would we eliminate if we just made pot legal? No more "I smelled pot so I decided it was my duty to violate the 4th amendment."


They'd move on to smelling bomb residue, or terrorist activities.
 
m00
2014-06-07 08:40:40 PM

lack of warmth: So, let the police destroy his legal income and walk away? You do get his douchey truck is for advertising to other douche truck owners, right? Whether you and the cops like it or not, he's trying to sell horns to truckers and douchey RV people, legally. At least he's being legal AND ethical (even douches can be ethical), the cops may have the legal side covered, they forgot all about the ethical part of being a decent human being.

/loud horns are obnoxious, but when encountering some bad drivers, the horn is never loud enough.


This.

Imagine somewhere in a small town in the mid-west, an indie game developer had his office and computers ransacked after-hours because the police smelled marijuana. The local rednecks said "well, video games cause school shootings so... I can't really feel bad for those douches who make them."
 
2014-06-07 08:51:42 PM
vehicular discrimination
i1211.photobucket.com

Seriously though, fark this noise. The PD and/or the officers responsible should be forced to pay for all repairs.
 
2014-06-08 01:13:45 AM
granolasteak:   And it's frightening to think that people like those responding here, average joes so to speak, are raising their children to fear and hate law enforcement.

Are you kidding?  Have you seen the commercials where the police are hiding/blending into the background, with the message "We WILL find you."?  My young nieces and nephews get upset every time the commercial comes on.  They think the police are the boogey man, and that's exactly the message they were trying to convey.
 
2014-06-08 01:34:05 AM
For all those yelling about 4th Amendment violations, it's unfortunate that in this and similar cases, The 4th Amendment doesn't apply. Yes, it's wrong, and yes it sucks, but it is what it is.
 
2014-06-08 01:36:42 AM

SauronWasFramed: ///thanks for the lol post....you affirm my belief that liberals really do anything they can to defuse the obama administration and its lawlessness


 You can post almost any number of questionable and objectionable things about the Obama administration by this point. They are not exactly in short supply.
 My only objection is why given all of them, you felt the need to post an old and ridiculously well-documented false one. What's next? Kenyan birth certificates? Its almost like you are trying to parody ignorant wingnuts.

/Are you some kind of liberal false flag operation to make conservatives look profoundly retarded or something?
 
m00
2014-06-08 01:38:16 AM

Ivan the Tolerable: You can post almost any number of questionable and objectionable things about the Obama administration by this point.


Name one that isn't the fault of Republican obstructionism, or that Bush didn't do first.
 
2014-06-08 01:40:45 AM

SauronWasFramed: citation needed?  You really have to strain yourself to look the other way.  don't hurt yourself.


in other words, you don't have a citation. nor need one to believe whatever you want to.

/just a hint; that doesn't make you a conservative, it makes you a moron.
 
2014-06-08 01:44:54 AM

m00: Ivan the Tolerable: You can post almost any number of questionable and objectionable things about the Obama administration by this point.

Name one that isn't the fault of Republican obstructionism, or that Bush didn't do first.


That's not really a fair challenge, now is it. The list of objectionable things done by the Bush administration is so comprehensive as to make it nearly impossible to do anything truly original in the fields of incompetence, corruption, or evil.
 
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