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(Action News Jacksonville)   Look, we get it, Florida. You have nothing else to show us, right? Oh, wait, here are two guys who tried to steal a power pole   ( actionnewsjax.com) divider line
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2017-09-13 02:46:46 PM  
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2017-09-13 02:51:02 PM  
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2017-09-13 02:58:31 PM  
"It was just lying on the curb, that's not stealing, that's just taking away some garbage! You can't get arrested for that!"

--Ricky
 
2017-09-13 03:11:17 PM  
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Well at least they put a rag on the end to warn the vehicles behind them.
 
2017-09-13 04:10:10 PM  
Came for the picture of Bubbles stealing the downed utility pole.

Leaving disappointed.
 
2017-09-13 04:46:48 PM  
They were just foraging for utility poles.  Nothing to see here.
 
2017-09-13 04:47:45 PM  
Well, you never have too many utility poles laying around, right?
 
2017-09-13 04:47:57 PM  
another one?

wasn't there a different one a month or more ago?
 
2017-09-13 04:49:25 PM  
I give them credit. Being they're from Florida I would have expected then to just drag the pole behind their car.
 
2017-09-13 04:54:43 PM  
They can find a utility pole to steal, but they're unable to locate shirts to steal.
 
2017-09-13 04:56:50 PM  
Stealing a power pole? Really? The total collapse of civilization in Florida is such a letdown.
 
2017-09-13 04:58:01 PM  
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2017-09-13 04:59:01 PM  
IMPROPERLY MARKED.

4 feet or more off the back requires a RED or safety orange flag..

/that is what gave the cops probable cause to make the stop.
 
2017-09-13 04:59:35 PM  

skinink: They can find a utility pole to steal, but they're unable to locate shirts to steal.


Yes they did.  They tied to the end of the pole, you know, for safety.
 
2017-09-13 05:00:37 PM  
My wife asks me why does Fark have a special designation for stories out of Florida
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             THIS IS WHY !
 
2017-09-13 05:01:08 PM  
So, in other words, Florida is already back to normal...

fly_gal: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]Well at least they put a rag on the end to warn the vehicles behind them.


Is the bald dude wearing some sort of arm covering on his left arm? Covering some embarrassing tats, or burn victim? And are those black or brown socks he has hiked up almost to his knees? And I thought that I was a fashion casualty!
 
2017-09-13 05:01:48 PM  
So maybe their power was out at home and they were going to tap it like a maple tree to get the juice out.  Isn't a power pole full of power?
 
2017-09-13 05:02:46 PM  
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2017-09-13 05:03:56 PM  

WTP 2: IMPROPERLY MARKED.

4 feet or more off the back requires a RED or safety orange flag..

/that is what gave the cops probable cause to make the stop.


That, and the fact they probably would have decapitated someone as soon as they made a turn...
I'm guessing that roof rack probably isn't rated for that weight either, much less the strain from the moment arm.
 
2017-09-13 05:06:55 PM  
Can not confirm but rumors in the grapevine are that these guys are Nazi shiat bags.   I am just going to assume that is the case until I hear otherwise.
 
2017-09-13 05:07:17 PM  
Good 'ol Florida...you never disappoint.
 
2017-09-13 05:08:05 PM  

richstowe: My wife asks me why does Fark have a special designation for stories out of Florida
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Because Florida are full of special people that needed special treatment.
 
2017-09-13 05:08:53 PM  

notyomama: So maybe their power was out at home and they were going to tap it like a maple tree to get the juice out.  Isn't a power pole full of power?


It needs to be connected to a power-plant first.
 
2017-09-13 05:11:31 PM  
On today's episode of "Hold My Meth and Watch This"
 
2017-09-13 05:12:39 PM  
Maybe this is why the state of Georgia decided to close EVERY farkING EXIT ON I-95 -  I have never felt in prison more than I did last night when I wasn't allowed to exit the interstate to:
A: Take a crap
B: Get gas
C: Get food
D: anything.

Move along prisoner,  get to Florida and fark you.  Georgia is not here to help you.

/Trump:  if you are listening let's build a wall and keep Georgia the fark out.
//fark you Georgia.
 
2017-09-13 05:13:11 PM  

winedrinkingman: Can not confirm but rumors in the grapevine are that these guys are Nazi shiat bags.   I am just going to assume that is the case until I hear otherwise.


I misspoke, the rumor is that a lot of neoNazi groups in Florida support themselves with scrap metal theft.  I have no information linking these two to Nazi groups, but it may be worth digging around to see if they have such links.
 
2017-09-13 05:14:56 PM  
If they had hooked it up to their trailer for free power, THAT would have been a Florida story.
 
2017-09-13 05:15:31 PM  
Came expecting some shirtless white dudes. Leaving satisfied.
 
2017-09-13 05:15:49 PM  

winedrinkingman: winedrinkingman: Can not confirm but rumors in the grapevine are that these guys are Nazi shiat bags.   I am just going to assume that is the case until I hear otherwise.

I misspoke, the rumor is that a lot of neoNazi groups in Florida support themselves with scrap metal theft.  I have no information linking these two to Nazi groups, but it may be worth digging around to see if they have such links.


In that light, I wonder if the black sleeve on his arm is to cover neo-nazi tattoos or something similar.
 
2017-09-13 05:17:02 PM  
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2017-09-13 05:20:11 PM  
This is my shocked face
 
2017-09-13 05:21:24 PM  
is this really a surprise?

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2017-09-13 05:34:23 PM  

LessO2: is this really a surprise?

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The whole "shoot at the hurricane" thing was put on by transplants.

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This is what real Floridians did.
 
2017-09-13 05:38:25 PM  
And they would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling people who could see.
 
2017-09-13 05:38:31 PM  
 Every time I see a story like this from J-ville I click the link just to see if it's anyone I know. Because there is a good chance I do.
 
2017-09-13 05:38:52 PM  
Wonder which one is thinking he wished he hadn't listened to the other one say hey lets get that pole.Screw your phrasing.
 
2017-09-13 05:39:48 PM  
Maybe it was grand-pappy's favorite power pole, and they were trying to keep their family heirloom safe.
 
2017-09-13 05:45:38 PM  
The article has a link to Dozens of the must-see images from the storm.

I think #10 might be the new Lootie".
 
2017-09-13 05:46:11 PM  

winedrinkingman: winedrinkingman: Can not confirm but rumors in the grapevine are that these guys are Nazi shiat bags.   I am just going to assume that is the case until I hear otherwise.

I misspoke, the rumor is that a lot of neoNazi groups in Florida support themselves with scrap metal theft.  I have no information linking these two to Nazi groups, but it may be worth digging around to see if they have such links.


So you just really really hope they're Nazis. There seems to be a lot of that going around.
 
2017-09-13 05:47:07 PM  

CoysOdie: notyomama: So maybe their power was out at home and they were going to tap it like a maple tree to get the juice out.  Isn't a power pole full of power?

It needs to be connected to a power-plant first.


Ok smarty pants.... how do you know they didn't take a power-plant first?  Or maybe that was their next stop.

You've got to stop jumping to conclusions when it comes to Florida.  Anything is possible there.
 
2017-09-13 05:48:49 PM  

The water was cold: The article has a link to Dozens of the must-see images from the storm.

I think #10 might be the new Lootie".


Just wait until you check out #37.  What she does next is amazing!
 
2017-09-13 05:56:31 PM  
I just can't fathom what their plan was here. They had to have damaged their car with that thing. Did they not realize strapping that huge thing to their tiny SUV was going to attract some attention? Weren't they going to attract even more attention when they went to sell that for scrap? I mean, power poles are kind of a thing right now, what with all the storm damage related power outages and all.

Not exactly our best and brightest, huh?
 
2017-09-13 05:58:48 PM  

fly_gal: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]Well at least they put a rag on the end to warn the vehicles behind them.


i like the arm sleeve - like dudes in the nba wear - probably helps with strenuous activity....like stealing power poles
/assume they were headed to the scrap metal recycler
 
2017-09-13 05:59:02 PM  

The water was cold: The article has a link to Dozens of the must-see images from the storm.

I think #10 might be the new Lootie".


Well. Thanks to Chemlight Battery, I think we've found a new and (surely) all-time favorite lootie.
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2017-09-13 06:01:15 PM  

fly_gal: [pbs.twimg.com image 850x637]Well at least they put a rag on the end to warn the vehicles behind them.


It's the law. They didn't want to look suspicious.
 
2017-09-13 06:03:30 PM  
a good lawyer will get them off.
 
2017-09-13 06:06:34 PM  
"Bunch of savages in this town."
 
2017-09-13 06:07:15 PM  
That someone would do this is shocking.  I'm glad they met resistance from the police and will be grounded for a while. This kind of mischief hertz the community. Watt the hell is wrong with these two?
 
2017-09-13 06:09:08 PM  
As a Floridian who still has no power, can't say I blame 'em.
 
2017-09-13 06:11:27 PM  

Hoopy Frood: winedrinkingman: winedrinkingman: Can not confirm but rumors in the grapevine are that these guys are Nazi shiat bags.   I am just going to assume that is the case until I hear otherwise.

I misspoke, the rumor is that a lot of neoNazi groups in Florida support themselves with scrap metal theft.  I have no information linking these two to Nazi groups, but it may be worth digging around to see if they have such links.

So you just really really hope they're Nazis. There seems to be a lot of that going around.


Yes, there do seem to be a lot of nazis coming out of the woodwork these days. It has been kind of hard not to notice.

And from my time living in Florida... There are a farking LOT of them in Florida. There was a farking Klan rally in my town, people were quite open about their racism with me constantly (I loved watching the blood drain out of their faces when I told them I was Jewish and had close relatives who were black), nazi skinheads were all over the goddamn place, more than one boss of mine opined to me about how they wished we could get rid of discrimination laws so that they wouldn't be forced to hire any more n-words .... Hell, I noticed a friend of mine had a swastika tattoo, which it turned out her older brother had tattooed on her when she was a little kid, because her whole damn family were unrepentant racists but her (when she told her mother I was Jewish her mother said, "Oh, that's such a shame. I liked you" walked out of the room, and never said another word to me, and didn't want me going back to their house).

And that's Florida pre-Trump. Now around the rest of the damn country farking nazis seem to think they are in a new age of resurgent vile bigotry. Even up here in my current decidedly blue state my Asian boss and her biracial children have been having racial slurs being screamed at them in the street by angry middle aged white dudes, and her kids have been getting harassed at school. That's behavior my boss says she hasn't had happen so openly to her since the late 80's, early 90's.

So it's not that anyone hopes someone are nazis..... it's just that there's a lot of farking nazis coming out of the goddamned woodwork. By now it's should have been something you noticed.
 
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