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(ABL13 Houston)   Moments after a fatal crash, onlookers rush up to the victim's car...and steal her groceries. Stay classy, Houston   (abc13.com) divider line 157
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2014-06-09 04:19:09 PM
Let he who is without sin cast the first scone.
 
2014-06-09 04:21:29 PM
Checking on the victim? Nah. Trying to help the two terrified, injured kids in the car? Nossir.

Just looting groceries.
 
2014-06-09 04:25:56 PM

the_rev: Checking on the victim? Nah. Trying to help the two terrified, injured kids in the car? Nossir.

Just looting groceries.


On the contrary, if the victim is clearly dead, there's no need to check on her; and if you're not medically trained, then moving the injured kids may be a very bad thing. However, it doesn't take any special training to recognize that on a hot day in Houston, without refrigeration and unless someone acts quickly, that milk will go bad.
 
2014-06-09 04:32:50 PM
A few comments on TFA in and it is pretty clear what race they think the crims are, and what they think of people of that race in general.

Regardless of all that: this story tells of remarkable heartlessness.  I mean, stealing from the dead is one thing but seeing a serious auto accident and already being completely ready to loot it?  That's like Florida-level f*cked up.
 
2014-06-09 04:42:19 PM
Take the cannoli, leave the gub.
 
2014-06-09 04:53:12 PM

Theaetetus: the_rev: Checking on the victim? Nah. Trying to help the two terrified, injured kids in the car? Nossir.

Just looting groceries.

On the contrary, if the victim is clearly dead, there's no need to check on her; and if you're not medically trained, then moving the injured kids may be a very bad thing. However, it doesn't take any special training to recognize that on a hot day in Houston, without refrigeration and unless someone acts quickly, that milk will go bad.


True.  There's no point in crying over automotively spilled milk.
 
2014-06-09 05:11:33 PM

factoryconnection: A few comments on TFA in and it is pretty clear what race they think the crims are, and what they think of people of that race in general.

Regardless of all that: this story tells of remarkable heartlessness.  I mean, stealing from the dead is one thing but seeing a serious auto accident and already being completely ready to loot it?  That's like Florida-level f*cked up.


The original story quotes a young woman (who watched the crash happen) on the matter when it was first suggested - she states that there were many officers around right after the crash and suggests no one was going to steal groceries.  I'm guessing that someone took them out of the car at a later point but I don't think anyone intended to steal them.  The original report was *one* witness (later upgraded to "witnesses") saw the grocery stealing and multiple witnesses say they saw nothing of the sort.  But who knows?  Based on multiple reports, it looks like the majority of witnesses were there to help the woman and her kids when the incident occurred.

The lady killed was Honduran.  She wasn't wearing a seat belt.  She must have put the petal to the metal when pulling out because that tree she hit was roughly 100yds or less from the parking lot exit.  I think the community that specific area is mostly Hispanic
 
2014-06-09 06:04:30 PM
Say what you want about rednecks and hillbillies but you don't find stories about them doing anything like this.  You city types raise some shiatty people
 
2014-06-09 06:04:50 PM
It's not like she needed them anymore.
 
2014-06-09 06:05:05 PM
Do they not carrot all?
 
2014-06-09 06:05:45 PM
I am going to start spending my weekends down the road from the grocery store with my laser blinding SUV drivers. Now that the FAA is cracking down I will just try to get free groceries.
 
2014-06-09 06:05:50 PM

Theaetetus: the_rev: Checking on the victim? Nah. Trying to help the two terrified, injured kids in the car? Nossir.

Just looting groceries.

On the contrary, if the victim is clearly dead, there's no need to check on her; and if you're not medically trained, then moving the injured kids may be a very bad thing. However, it doesn't take any special training to recognize that on a hot day in Houston, without refrigeration and unless someone acts quickly, that milk will go bad.


I hate to say it, but I'm not really seeing this as being a particularly heinous act.  A little mercenary perhaps, but it's not like the groceries were going to do anything but go to waste anyway.  I'll admit the kind of person who can do that is going to be a bit jaded, but then again I'd bet it was from having a life that is essentially a string of bad situations that trigger the survival instinct.

Or in other words, the kind of person that would take a dead person's groceries probably really, really needed those groceries.
 
2014-06-09 06:07:05 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Say what you want about rednecks and hillbillies but you don't find stories about them doing anything like this.  You city types raise some shiatty people


What's it like using a mother's death to bolster an argument nobody was trying to make?
 
2014-06-09 06:07:11 PM
Regardless of the skin color of the looters, we all know what race they are in their hearts.
 
2014-06-09 06:07:21 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Say what you want about rednecks and hillbillies but you don't find stories about them doing anything like this.


That's because there are hardly ever any witnesses around in your barely-populated rural areas. Rather than "onlookers loot groceries from car crash", it would just be "woman dies in car mysteriously empty of any groceries."
 
2014-06-09 06:08:14 PM
was there any Heineken?
 
2014-06-09 06:08:20 PM

Superjew: Regardless of the skin color of the looters, we all know what race they are in their hearts.


... the chosen race?
 
2014-06-09 06:08:33 PM
Did anyone try and question Jameis Winston?
 
2014-06-09 06:10:44 PM
Probably local FOX News reporters "analyzing" her groceries. Prepare for a week-long FOX diatribe about how her accident was punishment for her purchases and let that be a lesson for uppity women driving in cars instead of sending their servants to do the marketing.
 
2014-06-09 06:10:53 PM
That damn Trix rabbit is really stepping it up.
 
2014-06-09 06:11:15 PM
Click for TFA, stay for the comments below.

*gets popcorn*
 
2014-06-09 06:11:37 PM
LOOTED... or took the groceries to her house so her kids at least have some food when they get out of the hospital.  Why the fark let them go to the wrecker yard?  Family is gonna be in some tough times without her.. that food will help
 
2014-06-09 06:11:55 PM

Theaetetus: the_rev: Checking on the victim? Nah. Trying to help the two terrified, injured kids in the car? Nossir.

Just looting groceries.

On the contrary, if the victim is clearly dead, there's no need to check on her; and if you're not medically trained, then moving the injured kids may be a very bad thing. However, it doesn't take any special training to recognize that on a hot day in Houston, without refrigeration and unless someone acts quickly, that milk will go bad.


Your heartless response curdled my blood.
 
2014-06-09 06:12:18 PM
Seen leaving the area:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-09 06:12:27 PM
Can I get an order of dum fries?
 
2014-06-09 06:13:08 PM
I for one, after living through the Katrina thing, think things have just gotten worse. A manager at my old job, and my neighbores across the street, took in family members displaced. Hearing stories of people that just don't seem to care, as long as their needs are met. Working in san Antonio, it was really nice the city agreed to shelter so many, but after a while, it's like a bad girlfriend; you just can't seem to get rid of them. I remember speaking to a cop once about crime in the area, he said "It's because of those Katrina people". I hear those say that they added to the majestic tapestry of society, but in the end, it's not worth it. Houston is worse, getting the bulk of the flotsam. In the end, it's not worth it. "Heckuva job, Brownie!"
 
2014-06-09 06:13:17 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Say what you want about rednecks and hillbillies but you don't find stories about them doing anything like this.  You city types raise some shiatty people


Was it bad that the first thing that popped into my mind was that whoever did this has a ready job waiting at Apple?
 
2014-06-09 06:13:33 PM
Meat's meat, and a man's gotta eat!
 
2014-06-09 06:14:05 PM

JoieD'Zen: Your heartless response curdled my blood.


Your blood is lumpy, and you think that's  my fault?
 
2014-06-09 06:14:55 PM

the_rev: Checking on the victim? Nah. Trying to help the two terrified, injured kids in the car? Nossir.

Just looting groceries.


Unless they're white.
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-09 06:14:59 PM
Remember, the next time you're at the checkout counter accident scene and you hear the beep screech, think of all the fun you can have on Supermarket Sweep.
 
2014-06-09 06:17:25 PM

UberDave: The lady killed was Honduran.  She wasn't wearing a seat belt.  She must have put the petal to the metal when pulling out because that tree she hit was roughly 100yds or less from the parking lot exit.  I think the community that specific area is mostly Hispanic


Nothing in the article about her delivering flowers.
 
2014-06-09 06:17:28 PM
well... I myself have been pretty pissed that the new lightweight kitty litter has been sold out every where...so...I might have been tempted...

/don't judge me...that shiat is awesome
//what are we talking about again?
 
2014-06-09 06:17:42 PM
"Smithers had thwarted my earlier attempt to take groceries from a baby, but with him out of the picture, I was free to wallow in my own crapulence."
 
2014-06-09 06:17:54 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Say what you want about rednecks and hillbillies but you don't find stories about them doing anything like this.  You city types raise some shiatty people


Yah! we save our lootin' for train derailments and semi truck crashes!!
/the loot is better!
 
2014-06-09 06:19:28 PM
Texas.
 
2014-06-09 06:19:58 PM
I would classify this as a "minor theft done in really poor taste."  Not as some act of pure evil.

Hell, maybe the thief was very hungry.

Were all the groceries taken, or just some select items like beer and Nutella?
 
2014-06-09 06:20:05 PM
Sucks she died, but sh*tty driver, speeding recklessly, no seatbelt. It's a safe bet she also liked to text and drive.

...and someone stole her groceries the same way the knock-out game is coming to get you! I heard it on the news, so it must be true.
 
2014-06-09 06:21:04 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Say what you want about rednecks and hillbillies but you don't find stories about them doing anything like this.  You city types raise some shiatty people


That's not true. In my heart, I know that country folk can be just at bad at being human as city folk. I'll even make up some shiat to prove my point.

Jk, most of the shiatty hillbilly stories I have are of the Saturday night sinner, Sunday morning saint type.
 
2014-06-09 06:23:41 PM
At least it was only groceries, and not purse.

I'll bet one could really go to town on an ATM/debit card before anyone noticed.
 
2014-06-09 06:24:38 PM
♫♬ When drivers crash, it's as good as cash
Deep in the heart of Texas
Because she's dead, we can steal her bread
Deep in the heart of Texas

Her kids in back were hurt in fact
Deep in the heart of Texas
But we don't mind for the food we find
Deep in the heart of Texas

Their tragedies give us groceries
Deep in the heart of Texas
Sirens I hear, the cops must be near
Deep in the heart of Texas

The kiddies cry, "did my mommy die?"
Deep in the heart of Texas
I got my guns and her dinner buns
Deep in the heart of Texas

When drivers crash, it's as good as cash
Deep in the heart of Texas
Because she's dead, we can steal her bread
Deep in the heart of Texas ♫♬

/too soon?
//already going to hell
 
2014-06-09 06:24:40 PM

yukichigai: Theaetetus: the_rev: Checking on the victim? Nah. Trying to help the two terrified, injured kids in the car? Nossir.

Just looting groceries.

On the contrary, if the victim is clearly dead, there's no need to check on her; and if you're not medically trained, then moving the injured kids may be a very bad thing. However, it doesn't take any special training to recognize that on a hot day in Houston, without refrigeration and unless someone acts quickly, that milk will go bad.

I hate to say it, but I'm not really seeing this as being a particularly heinous act.  A little mercenary perhaps, but it's not like the groceries were going to do anything but go to waste anyway.  I'll admit the kind of person who can do that is going to be a bit jaded, but then again I'd bet it was from having a life that is essentially a string of bad situations that trigger the survival instinct.

Or in other words, the kind of person that would take a dead person's groceries probably really, really needed those groceries.


Or is an asshole, if it happened at all.
 
2014-06-09 06:25:52 PM

Riche: I would classify this as a "minor theft done in really poor taste."  Not as some act of pure evil.

Hell, maybe the thief was very hungry.

Were all the groceries taken, or just some select items like beer and Nutella?


What kind of a monster pairs Nutella with Beer?
 
2014-06-09 06:26:02 PM

formerfloozy: In my heart, I know that country folk can be just at bad at being human as city folk. I'll even make up some shiat to prove my point.


No need to make anything up.  There are data to back it up:

"According to a new study (PDF) published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, large cities in the U.S. are significantly safer than rural areas. The risk of injury death - which counts both violent crime and accidents - is more than 20% higher in the countryside than it is in large urban areas."

http://science.time.com/2013/07/23/in-town-versus-country-it-turns-o ut -that-cities-are-the-safest-places-to-live/

and

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130724-surprising-fa ct s-cities-safer-rural-areas-injury-deaths/
 
2014-06-09 06:27:32 PM
She was obviously ethnic. Not wearing a seatbelt and the kids not in car seats. That means she was obviously a welfare queen on SNAP.

That means that the groceries were all porterhouse steaks, lobster, and fois gras.

The real crime would have been letting it go to waste.
 
2014-06-09 06:29:20 PM

FizixJunkee: formerfloozy: In my heart, I know that country folk can be just at bad at being human as city folk. I'll even make up some shiat to prove my point.

No need to make anything up.  There are data to back it up:

"According to a new study (PDF) published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, large cities in the U.S. are significantly safer than rural areas. The risk of injury death - which counts both violent crime and accidents - is more than 20% higher in the countryside than it is in large urban areas."

http://science.time.com/2013/07/23/in-town-versus-country-it-turns-o ut -that-cities-are-the-safest-places-to-live/

and

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130724-surprising-fa ct s-cities-safer-rural-areas-injury-deaths/


It seems like that could just be a function of medical response times, and the level of ER care available. Did the study control for that?
 
2014-06-09 06:29:56 PM

FizixJunkee: formerfloozy: In my heart, I know that country folk can be just at bad at being human as city folk. I'll even make up some shiat to prove my point.

No need to make anything up.  There are data to back it up:

"According to a new study (PDF) published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, large cities in the U.S. are significantly safer than rural areas. The risk of injury death - which counts both violent crime and accidents - is more than 20% higher in the countryside than it is in large urban areas."

http://science.time.com/2013/07/23/in-town-versus-country-it-turns-o ut -that-cities-are-the-safest-places-to-live/

and

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130724-surprising-fa ct s-cities-safer-rural-areas-injury-deaths/


Huh, well what do you know, I was right all along. I am a feelings genius!

I also think I am super smart and pretty. Can you google me up some studies on that too?
 
2014-06-09 06:30:17 PM
Double A

BEEP BEEP

Ess ess aich oh ell ee ess!
 
2014-06-09 06:31:23 PM

Catlenfell: At least it was only groceries, and not purse.

I'll bet one could really go to town on an ATM/debit card before anyone noticed.


When you find an unconscious body, the first thing you should do is check for a Pulse.
 
2014-06-09 06:31:56 PM

shanrick: Take the cannoli, leave the gub.



Dang it, I KNEW  Coppola ripped that line from Woody Allen!
 
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