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(   Man pulls to bank of Mississippi, waves at bystanders, then drives straight into river   ( divider line
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7245 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Mar 2002 at 10:38 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-28 10:41:01 AM  
Cue banjo music.
2002-03-28 10:41:07 AM  
He must have been married.
2002-03-28 10:43:21 AM  
Odd, that didn't say anything about a bank. Didn't say much of anything at all, really.
2002-03-28 10:43:29 AM  
He drank Budweiser
2002-03-28 10:43:56 AM  
I've done dumber things.

So have you all... so have you all...
2002-03-28 10:44:10 AM  
He had the voice of that Big Mouth Billy Bass running in his head.
2002-03-28 10:44:38 AM  
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2002-03-28 10:45:52 AM  
yep.. good ol suicide
2002-03-28 10:46:12 AM  
"bye! i'm killing myself! i hate st. louis! bye!"
2002-03-28 10:46:58 AM  
Drank Natural Light, I'm sure.
Realized his NCAA brackets would not win the office pool
Enron Employee
found out Fb was his kids father
2002-03-28 10:47:41 AM  
They said it was an old truck anyway.
2002-03-28 10:48:07 AM  
I never realized how hard it was to find a parking space in St Louis.
2002-03-28 10:48:28 AM  
It didn't roll in. He gunned it after waving to the people standing there according to the wind-styled news anchors you can transplant at any news station
2002-03-28 10:48:37 AM  
Sure he wasn't living in a van down by the river?
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2002-03-28 10:49:42 AM  
Oh yeah...must be a Rams fan
2002-03-28 10:52:07 AM  
they failed to mention that his "wave" was of the one fingered variety...I guess he showed them
2002-03-28 10:52:30 AM  
i'd rather drive a truck into a river than live in Mississippi.
2002-03-28 10:54:33 AM
2002-03-28 10:56:09 AM  
I lived in St. Louis for 22 years and if my car wasn't such a huge piece of crap that died every time I drove down the street----I would have driven myself into the Mississippi to end the pain and misery.

But there's also a good chance that he was trying to find the drive-thru window to the McDonald's Boat.
2002-03-28 10:56:32 AM  
maybe a stupid question, but how do you NOT find a pickup truck if you know where it went in?
2002-03-28 10:57:46 AM  
just couldn't get the image of the Patriots' victory out of his head...

"The loons...can't you hear the loons?"
2002-03-28 10:59:10 AM  
Mike O'Connell reports that witnesses say they saw a man driving an older model pickup truck wave at onlookers before diving into the river. Witnesses say his actions appeared deliberate.
Do you think? Sounds like it to me. But I have to wonder if there's a typo there. He dove into the river? From his truck while it was rolling in, or what? Kind of confusing. And yes, Bennyhana, this article is very much short on details.
2002-03-28 11:01:20 AM  
Obviously you haven't spent much time around the Mississippi, Bad_CRC. Around St. Louis, it's swift-flowing, muddy, and the truck could have been swept out into the middle of the river and sunk deep into the river bottom. Great place to settle a pair of cement boots, from what I hear.
2002-03-28 11:02:13 AM  
Must be a BLUES fan...
2002-03-28 11:04:07 AM  
And who HASN'T wanted to do this?

er, anybody?
2002-03-28 11:11:19 AM  
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2002-03-28 11:11:34 AM  
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2002-03-28 11:12:38 AM  
It wasn't the driving part that killed him - it was the water. Everyone I know who's been in the big muddy has ended up with some type of illness or infection. Nasty ass sewer is what it is.
2002-03-28 11:12:51 AM  
Earlier that day:

"Yee haw! It finally came! I can't wait to try out this amp-hibi-ous vehicle kit I bought me from the back of that 1982 Boy's Life! Now let's see... the ins-ru-ctions say I tape this here card-board to the sides of muh truck an..."
2002-03-28 11:14:14 AM  
"O.K. I love you. Bye-bye."
2002-03-28 11:25:21 AM  
Sign on the riverbank:

2002-03-28 11:57:53 AM  
Failed inventions: The Drive-Thru River.
2002-03-28 12:01:33 PM  
At worse then that awaited the gentlemen in East St. Louis.
2002-03-28 12:16:35 PM  
Give the guy a break. He honestly thought he had found the lost city of Atlantis.
2002-03-28 12:17:03 PM  
Strange way to go for a swim.
2002-03-28 12:18:21 PM  
Bump You got that right. I should know. I live about 4 blocks away from the mighty miss. I am not jumping in that nasty bit of water.

P.S. Do not eat the fish.
2002-03-28 12:37:17 PM  
awesome! This should happen in every major city
2002-03-28 12:42:21 PM  
Are they sure it wasn't Ted Kennedy?
2002-03-28 12:53:08 PM  
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2002-03-28 12:59:57 PM  
I used to live in Memphis and would drink heavily at various river festivals, etc. (BBQ, Mud Island, #1 Beale) Inevitably someone would get 10' tall & bullet proof, jump in for a quick one and end up with some nasty crap. Some were hospitalized, some weren't. But that H2O is about as clean as Madonnas tonsils...
2002-03-28 01:28:39 PM  
Bump: Is it really that bad down in Memphis? I used to live near Hannibal, MO, and we would go water skiing (and fishing) in the Mississippi and pull the boat up to a sandbar for a picnic. None of us ever got sick. Come to think of it, though, we were 90 miles NORTH of St. Louis...
2002-03-28 01:30:19 PM  
"wait a minute, I thought this river was supposed to 'part'"...........excerpt from "When Religion goes bad, II"
2002-03-28 02:08:21 PM  
LOL, I laughed my ass off from these comments. Keep 'em coming, fellas!
2002-03-28 02:15:17 PM  
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Don't ask why. I don't know.
2002-03-28 02:30:32 PM  
Hey !!! You driving into the river, come back !! You forgot to pay the Toll !!
2002-03-28 03:20:56 PM  
If anyone saw the condition of the Eads bridge you might be tempted to go the overland (or underwater in this case) route too.
2002-03-28 03:45:29 PM  
Mike O'Connell reports that witnesses say they saw a man driving an older model pickup truck wave at onlookers before diving into the river

He didn't drive the truck in, he dove in. You people just read what you wanted to read.
2002-03-28 03:46:26 PM  
Emphasis on "wave at onlookers before DIVING into the river" html skills lack.
2002-03-28 03:58:25 PM  
(KMOV) -- Police at the St. Louis riverfront are searching for a pickup truck that reportedly went into the Mississippi River south of the Arch.

Perhaps they should look in the river.

>He didn't drive the truck in, he dove in. You people just read what you wanted to read.

Are you an idiot or do you just forget everything you read half a second after you read it? (See above) :P
2002-03-28 04:41:29 PM  
"Obviously you haven't spent much time around the Mississippi, Bad_CRC. "

Actually, I've spent years by the mississippi, and it happens all the time. They usually end up finding the cars right by where they should be, after looking for days in the wrong spots.

It's not like they are looking for a wristwatch.
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