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(MSN)   This year's National Hide and Seek Tournament Southeast Regional winner hails from Alabama   (msn.com) divider line
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3847 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Oct 2021 at 1:30 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-10-18 10:34:15 PM  
1. Mighty fine police work there.

2. It's a nice change of pace from the "Another X unvaccinated Alabamans have died of COVID" drumbeat.  Of course, this is Huntsville, which has about as many rocket scientists as the rest of Alabama has teeth, so things are different.
 
2021-10-19 1:44:54 AM  
She was "missing" in a police van for two weeks? Yeah, I'm calling every kind of bullshiat.
 
2021-10-19 1:52:14 AM  

LordJiro: She was "missing" in a police van for two weeks? Yeah, I'm calling every kind of bullshiat.


It sounds like they have it all on surveillance camera.  Probably just an unused van on the lot that the last person who used it didn't lock.  Negligent, but not nefarious.

Of course, until they release the video they talk about, the story should be taken with a grain of salt
 
2021-10-19 1:53:05 AM  
> The vehicle was parked in the rear of police department's public safety complex

Note to self: avoid any police "safety complex" you may encounter.
 
2021-10-19 1:53:26 AM  
Young woman the police were "very familiar" with found dead in old van used to move evidence marked for destruction?  Sound aboveboard to me.  Hoverboard, even.
 
2021-10-19 1:56:09 AM  

dbirchall: 1. Mighty fine police work there.

2. It's a nice change of pace from the "Another X unvaccinated Alabamans have died of COVID" drumbeat.  Of course, this is Huntsville, which has about as many rocket scientists as the rest of Alabama has teeth, so things are different.


Right. But they are Alabama rocket scientists. When as the last time a rocket from Alabama took a hooman to space?
 
2021-10-19 2:05:51 AM  
Another?
 
2021-10-19 2:06:59 AM  
Brian Laundrie
 
2021-10-19 2:10:13 AM  
"Nance made it into the van because it was unlocked, which violates department policy and "shouldn't have happened," McCarver said. "

"it does not have handles on the inside "

Removing the doors from junked fridges is the law. Maybe they should remove the doors from this van if they're not going to use it.
 
2021-10-19 2:11:32 AM  
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2021-10-19 2:51:20 AM  

nytmare: "Nance made it into the van because it was unlocked, which violates department policy and "shouldn't have happened," McCarver said. "

"it does not have handles on the inside "

Removing the doors from junked fridges is the law. Maybe they should remove the doors from this van if they're not going to use it.


It sounds like it was a general utility van. They should have just locked the doors, because obviously it's a problem if someone decides to climb in.
 
2021-10-19 2:51:32 AM  

nytmare: "Nance made it into the van because it was unlocked, which violates department policy and "shouldn't have happened," McCarver said. "

"it does not have handles on the inside "

Removing the doors from junked fridges is the law. Maybe they should remove the doors from this van if they're not going to use it.


Yes, they should, but there's something else going on here.  They noted people walk around near the thing all the time, if she was stuck she should have been able to make enough noise pretty easily to get people to investigate wtf was going on
 
2021-10-19 2:54:25 AM  
Read the article from the first time it was shared here, then this one- news bias anyone?

Farkitcle from three days ago

Is NBC more credible than Yahoo?  It seems the journalist names are made up.
 
2021-10-19 3:41:42 AM  
Do they have evidence that she wanted to get out of the van? Opening windows does not mean you want out, it just means you want the windows open.
 
2021-10-19 3:51:28 AM  

Birnone: Do they have evidence that she wanted to get out of the van? Opening windows does not mean you want out, it just means you want the windows open.


There was video of her going into the van by herself.  To me it sounds like a homeless woman, or a woman trying to hide from an abusive partner, was trying to find a place to shelter, and found an unlocked city vehicle, and figured it would at least keep her warm, or dry.  It formerly being a prisoner transport, she couldn't get out.

People walking by the street probably did hear her calling for help, but honestly, if you walk by a police van, and a trapped woman is shouting at you to let her out, you are probably going to assume she is trying to get you to help her escape, and it's best not to get involved.  It is a little weird that the cops don't check their lot on the regular though, but I guess if they haven't used the van since March, it was probably parked well back from the stuff they did use on the regular.
 
2021-10-19 4:21:32 AM  
They left a death trap just open for business in their parking lot. What if this had been a child? Next time, it might be. I think an example is going to be made of this department.
 
2021-10-19 4:27:48 AM  

Klicrai: They left a death trap just open for business in their parking lot. What if this had been a child? Next time, it might be. I think an example is going to be made of this department.


Probably.

An example of how there are never any consequences for police incompetence.
 
2021-10-19 5:46:47 AM  

Klicrai: They left a death trap just open for business in their parking lot. What if this had been a child?


The child would have died, just as the adult did.

C'mon, think!
 
2021-10-19 8:13:41 AM  

winedrinkingman: It is a little weird that the cops don't check their lot on the regular though, but I guess if they haven't used the van since March, it was probably parked well back from the stuff they did use on the regular.


The chief said the lot was frequented 24/7 by police, the van was near other vehicles that were regularly used, and they would have easily heard her if she had called out for help. She apparently spent a lot of time being quiet and not yelling at anyone.
 
2021-10-19 8:16:44 AM  
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2021-10-19 8:27:56 AM  

bhcompy: LordJiro: She was "missing" in a police van for two weeks? Yeah, I'm calling every kind of bullshiat.

It sounds like they have it all on surveillance camera.  Probably just an unused van on the lot that the last person who used it didn't lock.  Negligent, but not nefarious.

Of course, until they release the video they talk about, the story should be taken with a grain of salt


This story is a repeat and the police have released the video.

She walks around the parking lot, sits on a cop car, then sits near the bushes, gets up and wanders to the back side of the van where she gets in.

She's then locked in the back of the van that used to transport inmates. There's no way out and a cop finally finds her due to the fact she must have dropped her shoes outside of a slit-pop-out window. (that's too small to get out of)

The mystery here is why she didn't or wasn't able to communicate to someone outside of the van before she passed.
 
2021-10-19 8:44:10 AM  

Kyle Butler: The GOAT of hide-and seek competitors.  Pictured here on the right.

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I was gonna say how can you claim a winner when one of the competitors is still in the game?
 
2021-10-19 8:52:14 AM  
Two weeks in Alabama heat and nobody smelled anything????
 
2021-10-19 9:24:58 AM  
Gotta overdose somewhere.  The police van is a creative twist.
 
2021-10-19 9:43:02 AM  

paulleah: dbirchall: 1. Mighty fine police work there.

2. It's a nice change of pace from the "Another X unvaccinated Alabamans have died of COVID" drumbeat.  Of course, this is Huntsville, which has about as many rocket scientists as the rest of Alabama has teeth, so things are different.

Right. But they are Alabama rocket scientists. When as the last time a rocket from Alabama took a hooman to space?


Many of them were former Nazis, and were instumental in developing our space program.

It's also where my kids went to Space Camp.


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2021-10-19 10:18:10 AM  

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Came in to post the same.  Hopefully his reign ends the same way.
 
2021-10-19 10:30:56 AM  
Nance made it into the van because it was unlocked, which violates department policy

Wow, a police department with a policy on leaving vehicles unlocked. It's a slippery slope. This could lead to them not leaving cars running with the keys in the ignition and the police unions will revolt.
 
2021-10-19 11:54:32 AM  

Kyle Butler: The GOAT of hide-and seek competitors.  Pictured here on the right.

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The dude is hiding in plain sight in Buffalo.  Genius.
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2021-10-19 12:04:01 PM  
I'm gonna guess she was homeless and/or a junkie, went to sleep it off in the van, OD'd.

Jesus, not everything is a conspiracy. People OD all the time. Not great, but also not uncommon.

Now, maybe she died of heat from being in the locked vehicle. I'd sure as fark find a way to break a window before dying of heat in a van in a parking lot, but ... (shrug) shiat happens.
 
2021-10-19 5:17:06 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: nytmare: "Nance made it into the van because it was unlocked, which violates department policy and "shouldn't have happened," McCarver said. "

"it does not have handles on the inside "

Removing the doors from junked fridges is the law. Maybe they should remove the doors from this van if they're not going to use it.

Yes, they should, but there's something else going on here.  They noted people walk around near the thing all the time, if she was stuck she should have been able to make enough noise pretty easily to get people to investigate wtf was going on


Sounds like it was in a fairly remote area of the lot. She could have been dehydrated or already passed out by the time anyone happened to walk by.

She also sounds mentally ill which is what led up to this in the first place. Her actions may not follow logic.
 
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