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(1011 Now Lincoln)   Not news: Police initiate traffic stop knowing driver doesn't have license, pursuit ensues. News: Car wrecks, police pull driver from car, it's the wrong driver. Fark: Police cruiser and pulled over vehicle both catch fire   (1011now.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Police car, Car chase, Crime, Lieutenant Jay Murphy, Speed, suspicion of felony flight, older silver car, stop signs  
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2020-05-11 8:31:54 PM  
Doesn't matter, had wrecks.
 
2020-05-11 8:39:26 PM  
It's the wrong driver, but the driver still had a suspended license so it was the right driver anyway?
 
2020-05-11 8:39:42 PM  
That's some firey police work there, Lou.
 
2020-05-12 1:24:35 AM  
While contacting the suspect, the officer noticed grass underneath the patrol car was on fire.
"They tried to get it put out with a fire extinguisher, which they couldn't. They got everyone away and waited for the fire department, and by that time, it pretty much burned up the patrol vehicle".
Murphy said because there was ammunition inside the patrol car, everyone stayed clear of the vehicle until firefighters arrived. The loss from the police car and equipment inside was estimated at around $50,000 to $60,000.
The other vehicle, an older silver car owned by someone other than the suspect, also caught fire when grass under that vehicle ignited.


Witches!
 
2020-05-12 1:51:59 AM  
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2020-05-12 1:59:20 AM  
2020. I'm amazed they weren't radioactive. Please let this year end well.....
 
2020-05-12 2:02:50 AM  
Police cruiser up in flames: estimated damage $50K

POS car they couldn't catch: estimated damage $750

/ somebody is seriously overpaying for their cars
 
2020-05-12 2:06:20 AM  
The article was written as poorly as the Fark headline.

I'd wager that they had the same author.
 
2020-05-12 2:47:25 AM  
photo of senior officer on the scene and his right hand men :

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2020-05-12 2:48:44 AM  

gunsmack: Police cruiser up in flames: estimated damage $50K

POS car they couldn't catch: estimated damage $750

/ somebody is seriously overpaying for their cars


In that part of Nebraska, it's a empty beer can on wheels.
 
2020-05-12 3:17:15 AM  
And then they all went out to enjoy tasty Runza stuffed sandwiches.
 
2020-05-12 3:29:46 AM  
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2020-05-12 3:43:52 AM  
Dukes of Hazzard-Cletus tried to chase the Duke boys
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2020-05-12 3:43:58 AM  
If the plates come back to a registered owner who is suspended that's more than enough reasonable suspicion to stop the car. I'm assuming that's what happened here.
 
2020-05-12 4:17:13 AM  
How dry is it in Nebraska already that a hot engine will catch the grass on fire?
 
2020-05-12 4:20:56 AM  
The Aristocrats?
 
2020-05-12 5:04:59 AM  

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Remind me, will you ... who was the car named after? And what's that flag painted on the roof?
 
2020-05-12 5:06:15 AM  

Quadlok: How dry is it in Nebraska already that a hot engine will catch the grass on fire?


Hot exhaust rather than hot engine. If they have catalytic converters there, they can get very, very hot, and both cars had been driving at 100+mph.
 
2020-05-12 5:41:57 AM  

orbister: Quadlok: How dry is it in Nebraska already that a hot engine will catch the grass on fire?

Hot exhaust rather than hot engine. If they have catalytic converters there, they can get very, very hot, and both cars had been driving at 100+mph.


You'd expect at least the cop car to have some thermal insulation or something. All I know is I've driven a lot of vehicles in a lot of fields and never set them on fire.
 
2020-05-12 5:44:51 AM  

Quadlok: orbister: Quadlok: How dry is it in Nebraska already that a hot engine will catch the grass on fire?

Hot exhaust rather than hot engine. If they have catalytic converters there, they can get very, very hot, and both cars had been driving at 100+mph.

You'd expect at least the cop car to have some thermal insulation or something. All I know is I've driven a lot of vehicles in a lot of fields and never set them on fire.


Remember, these vehicles were being driven at pursuit speeds.  When you've driven in fields you weren't going very fast, were you?  These vehicles just left hard surfaced roads after being driven some miles at high speed.  See the differences?
 
2020-05-12 5:51:53 AM  

orbister: Miami-Hoosier: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/SDFaKH_o​v-4?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]

Remind me, will you ... who was the car named after? And what's that flag painted on the roof?


Beatrice and Nebraska?
 
2020-05-12 5:56:20 AM  
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2020-05-12 6:08:24 AM  

Dakai: Quadlok: orbister: Quadlok: How dry is it in Nebraska already that a hot engine will catch the grass on fire?

Hot exhaust rather than hot engine. If they have catalytic converters there, they can get very, very hot, and both cars had been driving at 100+mph.

You'd expect at least the cop car to have some thermal insulation or something. All I know is I've driven a lot of vehicles in a lot of fields and never set them on fire.

Remember, these vehicles were being driven at pursuit speeds.  When you've driven in fields you weren't going very fast, were you?  These vehicles just left hard surfaced roads after being driven some miles at high speed.  See the differences?


I drove a pos 81 Corolla all around the dikes between hay fields at about 70 in 90 degree heat, and couldn't shut it off because the alternator was dodgy and the battery ancient.
 
2020-05-12 6:11:16 AM  
Not sure if I would want to go those speeds in a $750 Beater with a Heater.
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2020-05-12 6:34:29 AM  

Quadlok: orbister: Quadlok: How dry is it in Nebraska already that a hot engine will catch the grass on fire?

Hot exhaust rather than hot engine. If they have catalytic converters there, they can get very, very hot, and both cars had been driving at 100+mph.

You'd expect at least the cop car to have some thermal insulation or something. All I know is I've driven a lot of vehicles in a lot of fields and never set them on fire.


I knew someone who burned out a very expensive car driving it onto a stubble field to retrieve a glider. The friend who came to rescue him then burned out his very expensive car in the same way.
 
2020-05-12 7:04:58 AM  

orbister: Quadlok: orbister: Quadlok: How dry is it in Nebraska already that a hot engine will catch the grass on fire?

Hot exhaust rather than hot engine. If they have catalytic converters there, they can get very, very hot, and both cars had been driving at 100+mph.

You'd expect at least the cop car to have some thermal insulation or something. All I know is I've driven a lot of vehicles in a lot of fields and never set them on fire.

I knew someone who burned out a very expensive car driving it onto a stubble field to retrieve a glider. The friend who came to rescue him then burned out his very expensive car in the same way.


I guess this is just further proof that the Pacific Northwest is the dampest place on earth, vehicle grass fires only ever seem to happen here in the middle of summer and even then its pretty rare.
 
2020-05-12 8:27:33 AM  
tirob you can use this as evidence that burning grass is dangerous.
 
2020-05-12 8:38:49 AM  

jayfurr: And then they all went out to enjoy tasty Runza stuffed sandwiches.


*shakes fist*  Damn you, Furr!  I hunger now!

/Nearest Runza is many hours from here.
//Even at those speeds.
 
2020-05-12 9:40:45 AM  

johnphantom: tirob you can use this as evidence that burning grass is dangerous.


I know I'm a little late to the thread, but what does "tirob" mean? Or, what word/phrase was supposed to be there?
 
2020-05-12 10:04:37 AM  

Grumpy Cat: johnphantom: tirob you can use this as evidence that burning grass is dangerous.

I know I'm a little late to the thread, but what does "tirob" mean? Or, what word/phrase was supposed to be there?


He's Fark's resident anti-cannabis crusader.
 
2020-05-12 10:07:20 AM  

Fursecution: jayfurr: And then they all went out to enjoy tasty Runza stuffed sandwiches.

*shakes fist*  Damn you, Furr!  I hunger now!

/Nearest Runza is many hours from here.
//Even at those speeds.


I was in Norfolk, NE for four days last September.  I think I ate at Runza five times during that period.

(I know some people loathe them; I just see that as "more for me".)
 
2020-05-12 10:47:34 AM  

Quadlok: Grumpy Cat: johnphantom: tirob you can use this as evidence that burning grass is dangerous.

I know I'm a little late to the thread, but what does "tirob" mean? Or, what word/phrase was supposed to be there?

He's Fark's resident anti-cannabis crusader.


That still doesn't answer what "tirob" means. Or, what word/phrase we think it should be. I understand the other words. Tirob means what? Was it supposed to be "Then?" Was it supposed be be "I think"? What word or phrase does tirob represent? What did autocorrect do?
 
2020-05-12 10:50:07 AM  

Grumpy Cat: Quadlok: Grumpy Cat: johnphantom: tirob you can use this as evidence that burning grass is dangerous.

I know I'm a little late to the thread, but what does "tirob" mean? Or, what word/phrase was supposed to be there?

He's Fark's resident anti-cannabis crusader.

That still doesn't answer what "tirob" means. Or, what word/phrase we think it should be. I understand the other words. Tirob means what? Was it supposed to be "Then?" Was it supposed be be "I think"? What word or phrase does tirob represent? What did autocorrect do?


Tirob is the name of a fark user who goes nuts at the slightest hint of marijuana.
 
2020-05-12 10:52:05 AM  

Quadlok: How dry is it in Nebraska already that a hot engine will catch the grass on fire?


Yes, upon thinking about it, it shouldn't. Grass is still short Spring-length, we've gotten lots of rain lately. So it really shouldn't have burnt more than a small patch inches from the heat source. Weird.
 
2020-05-12 10:54:51 AM  

Grumpy Cat: Quadlok: Grumpy Cat: johnphantom: tirob you can use this as evidence that burning grass is dangerous.

I know I'm a little late to the thread, but what does "tirob" mean? Or, what word/phrase was supposed to be there?

He's Fark's resident anti-cannabis crusader.

That still doesn't answer what "tirob" means. Or, what word/phrase we think it should be. I understand the other words. Tirob means what? Was it supposed to be "Then?" Was it supposed be be "I think"? What word or phrase does tirob represent? What did autocorrect do?


It's "borit" spelled backwards. Say it out loud and quickly.
 
2020-05-12 10:55:32 AM  

Quadlok: Grumpy Cat: johnphantom: tirob you can use this as evidence that burning grass is dangerous.

I know I'm a little late to the thread, but what does "tirob" mean? Or, what word/phrase was supposed to be there?

He's Fark's resident anti-cannabis crusader.


is that nut-job STILL here?  I don't think I've been here in a couple years and the first thread I read invokes him.

See y'all in 2023
 
2020-05-12 10:58:45 AM  

MetaDeth: Grumpy Cat: Quadlok: Grumpy Cat: johnphantom: tirob you can use this as evidence that burning grass is dangerous.

I know I'm a little late to the thread, but what does "tirob" mean? Or, what word/phrase was supposed to be there?

He's Fark's resident anti-cannabis crusader.

That still doesn't answer what "tirob" means. Or, what word/phrase we think it should be. I understand the other words. Tirob means what? Was it supposed to be "Then?" Was it supposed be be "I think"? What word or phrase does tirob represent? What did autocorrect do?

Tirob is the name of a fark user who goes nuts at the slightest hint of marijuana.


Thank you for bolding it. Now, it all makes sense.
 
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2020-05-12 11:01:11 AM  

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There was an episode where after a pursuit, both vehicles pulled onto the grassy median.  The police car was soon engulfed.  Ammo starts popping, and they have the suspect leave.  In post-clip analysis they mentioned that the officer was required to undergo some remedial training.
 
2020-05-12 11:34:59 AM  

gunsmack: Police cruiser up in flames: estimated damage $50K

POS car they couldn't catch: estimated damage $750

/ somebody is seriously overpaying for their cars


Actually sort of reasonable. A four year old interceptor isn't work that much, but radios, MDT, alcohol screening, etc. add up a bit. Plus an AR or a shotgun, and whatever's in the trunk.

I'm more surprised they were still using a 2016 car. Cops around here tend to turn over vehicles a lot faster.
 
2020-05-12 11:46:59 AM  

Dakai: Quadlok: orbister: Quadlok: How dry is it in Nebraska already that a hot engine will catch the grass on fire?

Hot exhaust rather than hot engine. If they have catalytic converters there, they can get very, very hot, and both cars had been driving at 100+mph.

You'd expect at least the cop car to have some thermal insulation or something. All I know is I've driven a lot of vehicles in a lot of fields and never set them on fire.

Remember, these vehicles were being driven at pursuit speeds.  When you've driven in fields you weren't going very fast, were you?  These vehicles just left hard surfaced roads after being driven some miles at high speed.  See the differences?


Also, they were pushing a lot of hot exhaust due to the high RPMs, and the hard-working engines were pushing a lot of chemicals for the catalytic converter to work on (and causing more heat).
 
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