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(Oakland Tribune)   Naked guy dies after clash with cops. Was immune to pepper spray   ( oaklandtribune.com) divider line
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2003-03-31 03:26:50 PM  
Earlier, witnesses reported spotting him grazing in a field, eating grass, snorting like a pig, and "mering".
2003-03-31 04:57:47 PM  
Police said he was in his 30s or 40s, "very muscular," and about 5 feet 10 and 180 pounds.

Please, don't tell me he's naked and then give that kind of description. It's just not safe for the imagination.
2003-03-31 05:04:21 PM  
well, obviously he wasn't immune to pepper spray.
or the knee to the face lodged his septum into his brain, which would never get admitted...
either way - there hadda be a better title for this link....
2003-03-31 05:19:07 PM  
He was kneed once in the face but was never hit in the head with a baton

Is that like kicking a guy a few times and then pointing out you never punched him?

At one point, the three officers were on top of the man but he was still able to partially stand before being forced to the pavement again, Cruz said.

At another point, the man partially lifted one of the Oakland officers by his gun belt. At no time did the man try to grab any of the officers's guns, police said.

Eventually, another half-dozen officers responded to the scene. At one point at least six officers were trying to subdue the man, police said.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say this guy was taking some drugs.
2003-03-31 05:21:09 PM  
M0ppy: there hadda be a better title for this link....

Possibly this: "Deranged whacko runs amuck, is stopped by police before he kills somebody, later dies of drug overdose"

Of course, it's just more fun to blame the cops.
2003-03-31 07:18:58 PM  
safe to say it was drugs. i don't think anyone is immune to pepper spray to the degree that he was likely 'doused' by it.
2003-03-31 10:10:32 PM  
SOP in situations like this is to "firmly" place a knee upon the subject's neck, to insure compliance and keep them on the ground. If Mr. Squirrelly continued to resist, it's not impossible that his brain might have been deprived of oxygen for, oh, a little while. Combined with his substance load, it's not surprising that he coded.
This would be called "a clean shoot", if they'd fired a shot.
2003-03-31 10:20:15 PM  
Clicking the link, I get:

The requested URL /nyet?IDLink=485575&location=http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0 ,1413,82~1726~1285180,00.html was not found on server go.fark.com.
Someone spill beer on the keyboard again?
2003-03-31 10:20:44 PM  
Dang, that Metabolife really farks a guy up, don't it?
2003-03-31 10:20:52 PM  
as do i.
2003-03-31 10:21:31 PM  
I hope it was expensive beer. I wouldn't want that cheap crap ruining my fark experience.
2003-03-31 10:21:37 PM  
i'm getting that for both new articles. boo. now i must do homework. boo.
2003-03-31 10:21:38 PM  
Ahhhhh, the site is down, what will i do with the rest of my day???
2003-03-31 10:21:59 PM  
wtf? strange server problems. . .
2003-03-31 10:22:11 PM  
Gosh, what does it mean?

"The requested URL /nyet?IDLink=485575&location=http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0 ,1413,82~1726~1285180,00.html was not found on server go.fark.com.

Someone spill beer on the keyboard again?"
2003-03-31 10:22:25 PM  
Welp, something in KY is now a big smoking crater.
2003-03-31 10:22:32 PM  
Damn! If this keeps up, the Raiders will Never sell-out next season.
2003-03-31 10:23:16 PM  
Farked already?
2003-03-31 10:24:40 PM  
See if this works.
2003-03-31 10:25:20 PM  
Drew, buy a new server.
2003-03-31 10:25:21 PM  
Freevibe.com will see this and say, "See! Marijuana is NOT harmless!" when this guy is obviously doing something like LSD.
2003-03-31 10:25:59 PM  
Yup, beer all over the place for me too. But with a quick cut 'n paste in the url you can still view articles.

2003-03-31 10:26:21 PM  
2003-03-31 10:26:22 PM  
Well let's put this little myth to rest. The odds of you hitting someone in the nose and driving bone into the brain are about equal to the odds of getting hit by lightening twice while tap dancing in a cave. I have boxed and studied martial arts for years and never seen this happen. I also have seen hundreds of car accident victims whos faces got raked down a steering wheel at 35+ mph and not once had the mysterious bone in the brain death occurred.
2003-03-31 10:26:33 PM  
Did the principal at any point make an odd whistling noise? Or was he wearing a Raiders cap(No, it's not like there are tons of junkie criminal Raider fans)
2003-03-31 10:27:42 PM  
Kids, it's Not that hard, okay? Just look at the URL.
2003-03-31 10:27:52 PM  
i got peppersprayed thrice, it hurts a lot less each time. the worst part is after the shiat dries and you take a shower, it starts burning again. it dries in your eyelashes, too. talk about redeye.
2003-03-31 10:29:24 PM  
...possibly under the influence of drugs ....

gee....d'ya think?
2003-03-31 10:29:51 PM  
Sounds more like PCP to me.
2003-03-31 10:30:32 PM  
That's because it's cartilage into the brain, your nose is made of cartilage not bone.
2003-03-31 10:30:39 PM  
Vinylboy20:OK, calm down, take a breath, and...I don't know.
2003-03-31 10:31:16 PM  
sad that the angel-duster is dead.

....but at least his drugs didn't make him pregnant like that poor girl on the teevee.
2003-03-31 10:31:41 PM  
In an effort to find the actual article, I ran across some article about strip searched bikers who were awarded $2.75 million in a law suit. Bet all those strippers who take it off for a living have never gotten a tip quite like that, and these people only had to strip once! Sign me up!
2003-03-31 10:32:40 PM  
He was nekkid, so nothing was protecting his genitalia, and he got pepper-sprayed, and was unaffected? I'm in awe. I have to wash my hands before peeing if I've been eating hot wings due to previous (and painful) experience. He must've been on some crazy drugs.

In other news, go.fark is busted. Oh no, I'll have to type out the links myself.
2003-03-31 10:34:03 PM  
I for one am outraged.
2003-03-31 10:36:21 PM  
one spray...and youre south of the border!
2003-03-31 10:39:38 PM  
Demonic possession!
2003-03-31 10:40:43 PM  
Never been pepper sprayed. Got tear-gassed once at a Rush concert. Actually, twice. And got tear gassed by my best friend when he sprayed my can of it while I was driving. Being tear-gassed isn't pleasant.

Oh, and I picked my nose once after eating jalapenos. Yowie!

/too much information
2003-03-31 10:42:17 PM  
Cruz said the man's "activity and demeanor were consistent with someone under the influence of some kind of narcotic."

Wow. This Officer Cruz deserves the Sherlock Holmes award for insightful investigation. Drugs? I would have never guessed!

Can anyone say "speed"?
2003-03-31 10:43:59 PM  
Help him pay for it?
2003-03-31 10:44:19 PM  
Fark is Farked
2003-03-31 10:46:03 PM  
hmm... read a report about some guy out of Toronto, who spent 7 days drinking, and in the aftermath was immune to perpper spray, acting strange, and died when he went slightly wacko.... there was discussion of this being some post-alcoholic mental derangement.
2003-03-31 10:46:36 PM  
im kinda curious about tear gas, myself.
2003-03-31 10:47:27 PM  
The most wonderful drink in the world, hoo-ray!
2003-03-31 10:48:05 PM  
Wayoftheleaf, i think that was just him coping with having to live in toronto.
2003-03-31 10:49:50 PM  
Thales: Depends on the individual. I've got a rather bony nose - not cartilage, not by a long shot.

Zenmaster: I have a female friend of mine who used to participate in chili cookoffs. Her favorite horror story is chopping habaneros, then forgetting to wash her hands before she ran off to pee. (You got tear-gassed...at a Rush concert? I bet that has a story attached to it.)
2003-03-31 10:49:50 PM  
Wayoftheleaf: That's insane... I'd better not go through with that senior week bender I was kinda anticipating, don't want to go insane and die when I'm supposed to be receiving my degree.
2003-03-31 10:50:43 PM  
Those Rush fans are a wild crowd.
2003-03-31 10:51:10 PM  
A clarification - noses contain both bone and cartilage. Mine just has a lot of bone in it.
2003-03-31 10:51:37 PM  
someone broke go.fark.com

Server name: go.fark.com
Your hostname: (none)
Your browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/60 (like Gecko) Safari/60
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